"In mid July the pines and spruces and firs have lost their pale green fingertips which they wave to the world in spring, and have settled down to the placid business of growing new cones that shall bear the seed of the future forest as stately as these."   

  "The Lookout Man"    B.M. Bower - 1917

2015

 NWMT-FFLA Board - Brews Benefit

Jandy & Seth Enjoying a Brew

Kalispell Brewing Co Staff

2015

Lookout Friends

Prost !

A Winning Team!

Lookouts & Brews - Make for happy smiles!

2015

 NWMT-FFLA Board - Brews for Benefits

 Smiles Galore 

 CMBC Staff - Grant - Danielle - Girlie - Kristin

2015

2015

 Brews for Benefits Friends

 Brews for Benefits Friends

 Brews for Benefits Friends

 Brews for Benefits Friends

 Jumbo Fanfare

Elisheba Bagrow

2015

 GiveLocalFlathead Event

 GiveLocalFlathead Event

 GiveLocalFlathead Event

2015

 Beaty/Belton Event

Jeanne Kellar Beaty

2015

 Lifting Smoke

 Fire In The Sky

 Double Pot of Gold

 Burned in the Brain

2015

 End of Day Glory

 Great Northern Gold

 Sunset Magic

 Farewell to the Day

 

"I sat lost in awe.  

Never before had I sensed so strongly the wondrous ego of the mountain.

Never before had it so freely revealed its glorious quintessence."

TatooshMartha Hardy - 1946

 

 2015 Forest Service Lookout Volunteers

 St Nicholas from Scalplock

 Scalplock Sunset

Bill Fordyce

Bill Fordyce

 Winning Combination

2015

2015

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

 

"Even the sun was headed home, dropping down toward the soft blue arms of the western ranges.

But I wasn't headed home.  I was staying put, right here, where night would soon be welling up from deep down in black, mysterious canyons."

TatooshMartha Hardy - 1946

 

 Annglow

  Dan Fagre

 Beth's Huckleberry Lookout Pie

Karin Connelly

 I Could Do This...

 Morning Glory

 

"As darkness oozed up from the canyons, I watched the hills turn from jade to indigo to purple and wished that I could sense the pulsebeat of their life, the life of rock and water, earth and ore; ages older than the life of man."

TatooshMartha Hardy - 1946

 

2015

 

Baptiste Lookout Moments

Hungry Horse Ranger District

 

"Sometimes the sunsets are just breathtakingly gorgeous and you will remember them forever." 

Barb Penner

 

 

Harebells below Baptiste

Unforgetable Sunset

Tail end of a beautiful July Sunset

Rainstorm over Graves Bay

Barb Penner

Barb Penner

Barb Penner

Barb Penner

 

"As night began to stir its black dye into the grayness beyond the windows, I seemed to have dropped all ties with life as I had known it, yet to be more alive than I had ever been before."

TatooshMartha Hardy - 1946

 

2015

Lord of the Manor

Mt Brown Assessment Project

Mt Brown Alpineglow

Let Me See Your Permit

Mark Hufstetler

Mark Hufstetler

Molly Tingley

Mark Hufstetler

 

Mt Brown

Lookout Assessment

Glacier National Park

 

 

 

2015

Morning Rays of Glory

Summer Coat

The Summer of Smoke

Kjell Petersen

 

Cooney Lookout Moments

Swan Lake Ranger District

 

 

 

Family Time

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

2015

Patiently Waiting

Sunset Solitude

Shadow Selfie

Smoked Cheddar Moon

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Mark Hufstetler

2015

I Hear Ya but....

Baptiste Break Through

Reservoir Glow

Baptiste Mascot

Mlark Hufstetler

Chuck Manning

Chuck Manning

Mark Hufstetler

 "STAR CHAMBER"

Star chamber
Chamber pot
Pot pies
Eyes to the skies
A maze of haze
Endless gaze
For days and days.

Squelch and chatter
Invisible noise
News, now this, now that
Travels, tales
Listen, repeat, be heard, be seen
It all matters.

Check in, check list
Cubies, movies
Maps and cross hairs
Of the Osborne
Fire finder, smoke detector 
Ridges and valleys
Points and peaks
Shadows and depths
All connected
All.

North Star at my shoulder
Orion, on high Guardian
Great Northern has a shimmer
Splash of Milky Way
Way too many Celestials to behold-
Open
To Awe.


Kate Schlapfer Firefighter Lookout
September11/12 2015

 

Firefighter Lookout Moments

Hungry Horse Ranger District

 

 

 

2015

Birth of the Clayton Creek Fire

Light In Sight

Autumn Afternoon

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Flicker of Light

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

2015

Summer One Day....

Winter The Next.....

Outhouse Facelift

Autumn Harbinger

Kate Schlapfer

Kate Schlapfer

Kate Schlapfer

Kate Schlapfer

2015

Final Flurry

Sweet Dreams

Mark Manning

 

"Without my willing it or knowing how it came about, I was a rock with the rocks, a bee with the bees, a flower with the flowers.

 

My ears drank in the murmur of the wind, my skin the sunshine, my eyes the flutter of a small blue butterfly over a mat of lavendar phlox.  I was part of all I saw and heard and felt."

 

Tatoosh

Martha Hardy

1946

 

 

Chuck Manning

Fall Flair

Kjell Petersen

2015

Porcupine Grass

Until Next Year

Beginning of the End

Fog Instead of Smoke

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Kjell Petersen

Thoma Sunrise

Leif Haugen