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Fire lookouts: The US Forest Service lookouts watching for fires

Like Kelsey, Don lives in his tower – six days a week, ten hours a day, for months and months at a time. “It’s lonely at the top, so to speak!” he says. To pass the time he likes to read, and to practise on the Osborne Fire Finder. “I start what we call shooting azimuths, to keep the skill level up mentally,” he says.

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