Introduction to the Dolores fire lookout in Colorado

Delores fire lookout

Above: Richard Freimuth and his wife staff the Dolores fire lookout in southwest Colorado. Screen grab from the video.

The SWC Wildfire Coalition posted this video to You Tube featuring Richard Freimuth and his wife who staff the Dolores fire lookout on the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado.

The description posted with the video:

Dolores Fire Lookout: Even in today’s high tech world, humans are still the best when it comes to detecting fires. A bygone, iconic fire watchtower and lookout still have relevance in today’s infrared satellite world.
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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

6 thoughts on “Introduction to the Dolores fire lookout in Colorado”

  1. Nice story and video. Thinking we need more lookouts as time goes on for the many services they provide…and glad to see this one is still staffed and appreciated. I do wonder if it’s the Delores LO or the Benchmark LO. And wonder what the wife’s name is(!).

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