There's really no difference between here and home.
It's just everything's compacted down to a 14 by 14 room.
Once you start staffing your lookout, you're gonna be working 10 days on, four days off, late June until usually mid-September.
It's a pretty quiet existence.
This is my 24th season as a Fire Lookout.
Really it's just you and the wind and the time just melts away.
My name is Leif Haugen, and we're at Thoma Lookout.
A fire lookout is a structure that sits on top of a mountain or ridge-top that has a good view of the surrounding country and the staffer, then, is tasked with living there for extended periods to watch for fire.
It's funny, cause I get a lot of questions about the standard day.
You wake up with the sun.