Tag Archives: 2016 Lookout

2016 Days 5 & 6 as a volunteer lookout

By | August 7, 2016

Today could not be more different than yesterday.  After the thick clouds, rainstorms, and cold temperatures of the day before, the morning sky was clear and the sunshine heated up the cold lookout quickly and effectively.  It was a quiet day with blue skies, a few white cotton-ball clouds, and calm winds…….and not much for… Read More »

2016 Days 2 & 3 as a Volunteer Lookout

By | August 5, 2016

The rocky face of Baptiste Peak greeted me when I opened my eyes this morning.  It was still quite early and the peak was backlit by a glowing morning sky.  The temperature was considerably warmer than yesterday even in the dawn hours.  Kjell Petersen at Firefighter Lookout reported hearing wolves this morning. The sounds of… Read More »

2016 Fire Lookout of the Week: Cyclone

By | January 24, 2016

The Flathead National Forest Facebook page says… Welcome to Fire Lookout of the Week! The Flathead National Forest has a great fire lookout program, let’s start learning about them. Lookouts are located at high elevations, on mountain tops, and are used to spot smoke from wildfires. Information about the fire and weather is then radioed to firefighters. Week… Read More »