a woman at a fire lookout in Montana

Look out! A veteran fire spotter shares the view from her mountaintop perch

Even in bad fire years, there’s a rhythm to the days, writes Karen Reeves from her tower in Montana's Glacier National Park.

Karen Reeves has worked as a fire lookout in Montana on and off since the 1970s. From a tower at altitude, lookouts have a grand view of a huge swath of forest.
Photograph by Douglas Chadwick

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