The Dwindling Days of Fire Lookouts in North America

The Dwindling Days of Fire Lookouts in North America

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The Dwindling Days of Fire Lookouts in North America

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Just as lighthouses dwindled into obsolescence and into romanticism, so goes the mountaintop fire lookouts that stand sentinel surveying the vast North American wilderness. Sad but unavoidable. Meet Jim Henterly, a naturalist, illustrator and fire lookout who laments on the influence of technology and AI on our human interpretation of the natural world:

 

 

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The snow was absolutely dumping out of the sky. You know when it snows so hard that it’s kind of a nuisance? I mean I love powder skiing as (…)

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