Video: The Life of a Fire Lookout in Montana

For 24 years Leif Haugen has spent his summers in a remote part of Flathead National Forest in Montana keeping an eye out for fires. From June to September he watches for any blazes that might appear and alerts fire fighters of where they can be found. In this video, we get a glimpse of what that life is like as he spends his days in the wilderness pretty much all alone. This isn’t a job for those who don’t like solitude, but it is important task to say the least.

Kraig Becker