An Intimate Examination of Life as a Fire Lookout in Montana

Leif Haugen is a lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in Northern Montana. He patrols his section of wilderness for any sight of lightning strikes or fires.



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The guy showed no crime-fighting predilection—certainly no inkling to become a vigilante who would face off against criminals while armed with little more than a smartphone, some spare time, and a pair of brass balls. He didn’t choose to become Bike Batman. Sometimes in life, though, the cape finds you.

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