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Phillip Connors was a Editor for the  Wall Street Journal. He decided to go West to spend a summer as a lookout in a fire tower in the Gila National Forest in NM.
He writes about his experiences and relates his day to day thoughts on his life. He also talks about Fire as a tool within the NF.
He goes into detail about Aldo Leopold's involvement in getting the Gila Wilderness established.
He also references some of the previous watchouts including Ed Abbey, Jack Kerouac and Norman Maclean.
I enjoyed reading this and will reread it yearly!
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Just started reading this book - it's wonderful so far!!  I'm a big fan of fire lookouts.  Not sure I could be one, myself, as I enjoy having my family around me.  But I love visiting the lookouts and talking to them - they're always the most fascinating of folks :)

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I'm through about half of it.  It's been very good so far.  It adds something to be familiar with the Gila Wilderness and the surrounding areas of NM.
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Really enjoyed Fire Season.

Some of his descriptions of the Gila really transported me back there. The Gila is one of my favorite places on earth.


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I just started this one a week ago after Ron suggested it in another thread

I am really enjoying it


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OK, all these good reports ... I'm putting this one on my list.

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Just bought it at our local book store. Yes, we still have a real live book store thriving downtown, and it's locally owned. Looking forward to getting started reading Fire Season.

Thanks for the recommendation.


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I'm through about half of it.  It's been very good so far.  It adds something to be familiar with the Gila Wilderness and the surrounding areas of NM.

I finally finished it.  It was entertaining, although toward the end it seemed more personal and less generally interesting.  My favorite along these lines is still Indian Creek Chronicles.
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I finished it as well - took me a while since I don't have much time to read since having the baby!  But I loved it all up until the end.  Cried about the fawn, though, very sad :(

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I really, really liked Indian Creek Chronicles.

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The local library notified me that "Fire Season" is ready to pick up. I'll start reading it tonight  :)

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I read Fire Season and enjoyed the nature discussions, but got bogged down by some of the historical parts.  But then, I am not familiar with this area.

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