Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 1, 2012 - Forest fires - 246 pages
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For nearly a decade, Connors spent half the year in a 7-foot x 7-foot tower, 10,000 feet above sea level in remote New Mexico, keeping watch over the Gila National Forest, one of the most fire-prone areas in the country. "Fire Season" is his remarkable reflection on work, man's place in the wild, and the charms of solitude.

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Review: Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

User Review  - Jeffrey Keeten - Goodreads

”I do not so much seek anything as allow the world to come to me, allow the days to unfold as they will, the dramas of weather and wild creatures. I am most at peace not when I am thinking but when I ... Read full review

Review: Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

User Review  - Will Byrnes - Goodreads

Philip Connors tried his hand at a number of jobs and did pretty well. But his true love was the outdoors, particularly the remote outdoors. So, when an opportunity presented itself for him to spend ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Philip Connors has worked as a baker, a bartender, a house painter, a janitor, and an editor at the Wall Street Journal. His essays have appeared in n+1, Harper's, the Paris Review, and the Best American Non-required Reading anthology. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and their dog.

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