Earlier this summer, the city of Prescott lost nineteen elite ﬁreﬁghters at the Yarnell Hill ﬁre in Arizona. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were found in their ﬁre shelters, emergency tents meant to be deployed as an absolute last resort.
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It’s the greatest job in the world, they pay you to go places you would go on vacation, give you a carnival ride to the ground, then drop in all your camping gear.
A 100,000+ acre, lightening caused ﬁre that burned in the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests and on private lands in southern Colorado. Photo Courtesy of the US Forest Service
For years, Smokey Bear had me convinced that humans were destroying Nature with their campﬁres and cigarettes.
Sunset at the Smokejumper base
At ﬁrst glance, my cushy job as a tour guide doesn’t seem like such a great catch. For the most part, I sit behind a desk, greet visitors and give the same 45-minute tour day-in and day-out.