Philip Connors' Fire Season

Philip Connors talks about leaving his job as an editor at the Wall Street Journal to take a job as one of the last fire lookouts in America, spending nearly half the year in a 7' x 7' tower, 10,000 feet above sea level in remote New Mexico. Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout is about his job to keep watch over one of the most fire-prone forests in the country and sound the alarm at the first sign of smoke. It’s also a reflection on work, the power of nature, our place in the wild, and the charms of solitude.