Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Baptiste - Back From The Brink

Volunteer Refresher - 2014

NWMT-FFLA Board

Happy Volunteers - Ann, Beth & Inez

2014

 

Nothing I've done since being

on a lookout has left me

feeling so free and happy.

 

 

Debo Powers

Debo Powers

Debo Powers

Debo Powers

Baptiste Shroud

Reservoir Rain

 Lookout TV

Sky Fire

 

"There is a difference between solitude and feeling alone. How can I feel alone in this vast wilderness surrounded by majestic peaks, forest teeming with wild animals, wildflowers of every color, roaring creeks, and clouds in every direction? I am a part of it all...

even as the grizzly or the wolf."

Debo Powers

 

 

2014

"The flames reflecting on the ceiling

from the wood stove this morning

created a mini manic aurora borealis

that entertained me until dawn

stole the show."

KjelliLama

2014

Morning Glory

Ann Fagre

Supplies on the Hoof

Debo Powers

Three Dimensions

Zen Family Garden

Ann Fagre

Ann Fagre

 

"Mountain goats spend a lot of time

thinking deep thoughts and looking out

into space....in a short period of time

I was able to perfect those skills."

Stewart Brandborg

1964 Wilderness Advocate

 

 

 

"Down the long mountain-slopes the

sunbeams pour, gilding the awakening

pines, cheering every needle,

filling every living thing with joy."

John Muir

 

 

2014

Children's Moon

Kjell Petersen

Super Moonset

Kjell Petersen

Blue Moon...ya think?

Edge of the Storm

Kjell Petersen

 

"The stars......

so many...so close...so bright;

I worried they might freeze my fingers

if I reached too high"

KjelliLama

 

 

 

Advice From The Moon---

Take time to reflect-

Light up the night-

Live life to the fullest-

Be someone to look up to-

 

 

Kjell Petersen

2014

 

"Although a man may wonder about the eternal riddle of his own personality with reference to the universe, he does not have to worry about a sudden wiping out of himself if he thinks up a gadget like the fire finder.  Every time a Lookout twirls the outer ring and lines up the peephole in the rear sight with the horse hair in the front, he is makihng a team of himself and Osborne in playing the crucial early minutes of

the game against fire."

Tatoosh - Martha Hardy - 1946

Ready for Action

In The Crosshairs

Lookout Icon

Night Shift

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Becky Lomax

 

"I take a couple of minutes to regulate my breathing and douse my sizzling nerve ends in the cold water of government professionalism before I press the transmit button on the radio.  Otherwise I'd sound as if I were the thing on fire."

The Fire Season - Philip Connors

 

 

2014

Sun Drops

Kjell Petersen

Window Washer

Kjell Petersen

Sky Lava

Kjell Petersen

Cloud Cloak

Kjell Petersen

Sun Shower

Kjell Petersen

Bad Rock Farewell

Kjell Petersen

2014

Great Northern Gold Rush

Kjell Petersen

Weeping Sky

Kjell Petersen

2014

Epic Berries

Kjell Petersen

3 Minutes - Bush to Breakfast

Kjell Petersen

 Breakfast Huck Muffins

Barb Penner

Purple Magic

Kjell Petersen

2014

Transition Days

Retreat

End Of Summer

End Of Season

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

 

"Amid an exalted solitude

I become an aristocrat of sky,

an aristocrat of time and space."

Fire Season - Philip Connors

 

 

"Time spent being a lookout isn't time spent at all.

Every day in a lookout is a day not subtracted from the sum of one's days."

Fire Season - Philip Connors

Great Blaz'n Northern Glory

Kjell Petersen

Troubled Sky

Chuck Manning

2014

Spilling Over

Last Ray of the Day

Chuck Manning

Barb Penner

"The job becomes an exercise

in just how much watching I can stand.

I've yet to find the limit."

Fire Season - Philip Connors

2014

Chatham Moment

Ahhhhh !

Ohhhhh !

Happy Lichen Stump

Kate Schlapfer

Barb Penner

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

2014

 

So peaceful and quiet at times

you feel like the world is all yours.

 

 

"The unease, the saddness,

the almost instantaneous notstalgia

for events as they happen - each day

on the mountain now elicits a wave

of feeling centered around the knowledge

that my stay here cannot last."

Fire Season - Philip Connors

Ann Fagre

Inez Love

Debo Powers

Karin Connelly

Push'n The Season

Barb Penner

Long Walk to the Outhouse

Chuck Manning

Ann Fagre

2014

Time to Call It Quits

Chuck Manning

What It's Like Being Up Here

 

Ancestral immersion

and the songs of my homeland.

 

Peach and lavender evening glow

give way to a theater of moon and stars

and the cozy embrace of mountains and melatonin.

 

The deafening silence of new sun

birthing a new day

awakening me to yes,

reminding me to be quiet enough

to be sung by the Great Spirit.

 

Where is there

If there is no here?

 

Todd Schlapfer, Firefighter Lookout, 9/6/2014