Tag Archives: 2014 Lookout

2014 Day 9 as a Volunteer Lookout

By | July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29 Another sunny, cloudless day. I don’t mean to sound ho-hum about it, but it’s the clouds and the storms that bring the real drama and beauty to the landscape. Despite those feelings, I savored every moment of the quiet, still morning knowing that tomorrow I will be packing up to walk out.… Read More »

2014 Day 8 as a Volunteer Lookout

By | July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28 Although I was expecting another blue-sky day, I woke to grey stratus clouds that covered most of the sky. Last night I could see a tiny light that was Rich’s campfire in Silver Basin. This morning, the smoke from their campfire was the only sign that they were there. Unlike lookouts who… Read More »

2014 Day 7 as a Volunteer Lookout

By | July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27 The day dawned clear and bright. Breakfast was a festive occasion this morning with friends who had stayed overnight. Suzanne cooked pancakes with the huckleberries that she and Richard had picked on their way up the day before. They had packed in butter and maple syrup to top it off. The pancakes… Read More »

2014 Day 6 as a Volunteer Lookout

By | July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26 This morning I awoke to a cloudless sky. As the sun rose behind Baptiste Mountain, it cast its shadow on the hills and mountains across the reservoir to the west. The peaks received sunshine before the drainages which lingered in shadow for a long time. The land contours and folds stood out… Read More »

2014 Day 2 as a Volunteer Lookout

By | July 23, 2014

Debo has volunteered for a lookout this summer and she’s sending her adventures to NFNews… Tuesday, July 22 While watching the sunset last night, I easily dropped into sleep as the night darkened. Wrapped in flannel sheets and sleeping bag, I slept warm and comfortably with windows all around me and nearby Baptiste peak as… Read More »