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A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout.

A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout.

The video documents the (usually) very peaceful life of a fire lookout in the Gardner Lookout on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. I've been a Marin County Fire Department volunteer lookout for two years and deeply love the mountain and the peace it brings to us here in the Bay Area. Perhaps this 6-minute video will convey some of the emotions I feel when sitting (and sleeping) on her peak.

All timelapse editing done in Lightroom4 and LR Timelapse2.

For more information about becoming a fire lookout in Marin County, visit

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