A man and his dog in fire country fire season field notes from a wilderness lookout by philip connors is one of those relaxing airplane ride books or winter fireside reads that really lets you understand how being on a fire watchtower miles from anyone else could be both exciting and soul refreshing. Without doubt this was the most enjoyable read ive had all year author phillip conners left a job with the wall street journal to take up summer residence in a fire tower perched atop apache peak in the gila national forests aldo leopold wilderness area after eight years of watching over the forest from his mountain peak mr. Fire season is connorss remarkable reflection on work our place in the wild and the charms of solitude the landscape over which he keeps watch is rugged and roadless it was the first region in the world to be officially placed off limits to industrial machines and it typically gets hit by lightning more than 30000. The author discusses his time spent ten thousand feet above ground as a fire lookout in a remote part of new mexico a job where he witnessed some of the most amazing phenomena nature has to offer fire season field notes from a wilderness lookout new york ecco 2011 print note
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