A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout
Gary Yost (Member 56,542) made a film of the daily life of a volunteer Fire Lookout up on the summit of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California, US. In wildfire-prone regions like the Pacific Northwest of America, volunteer Fire Lookouts save lives. Up in a lookout tower it is solitary and quiet as you scan the horizon on the lookout for the first signs of wildfire smoke. A location like this one, just north of San Francisco, means the day can also be filled with stunning cloudspotting opportunities. In his short film, Gary captured the calm beauty of the cloudscapes below as undulations of Stratus slowly lapped against the foothills as advection fog drifted in from the Pacific.