Author Archives: Justin Vernon

About Justin Vernon

Fire and Aviation Specialist (aka jack of all trades) for the US Forest Service, based in Boise, Idaho. I'm also an amateur photographer, wanna-be writer, tech aficionado, and a classic introvert who values quiet time as much as I do the mountains and people of the Pacific Northwest. All opinions voiced are mine alone and do not represent those of the US Forest Service.

Suddenly, November.

Above: Self-portrait under the stars, on one of my last nights in Boise, July 2017. The story so far… It’s been a hectic four months since my last update. July flew by in a hurry as fire season started to … Continue reading

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Independence Day musings

Above: View over the Willamette NF from a Cessna 182, looking at the Three Sisters. Late June, 2017. As is becoming my “norm” for this year, I’ve spent the past month or so too busy to really spend the time … Continue reading

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It’s June already?

Above: Burnout operations on the Cowbell fire, Big Cypress NP, Florida. April 2017. So here we are. Despite my best intentions, a combination of being busy and a lack of motivation to write have led to another two-month break in … Continue reading

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April… Here we go!

Above: Winter selfie, Swan Valley, MT 2014. March has come to a close, and it’s looking like the time has come for me to head back to the grind. It’s been a good month, and I didn’t have to travel … Continue reading

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February La-Dee-Blahs

Above: Goat Lake in the Sawtooths, fall 2015. It’s been another relatively dull month for this fella. That’s not to say it hasn’t been a wee bit stressful or busy at times, but there hasn’t been much going on that … Continue reading

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One Month Down, Eleven To Go

Above: Sunset and Moonrise over Oklahoma City, January 2017 Despite my best efforts, January has turned out to be busy for one reason or another, in some pretty boring ways. I did have a few moments of quiet to get … Continue reading

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The Year in Review

Above: Stars over the Mission Mountains, December 2016. The last minutes of 2016 have ticked away, and as I type this I’m a day deep in the beginning of 2017.I thought it would be a good time to reflect on … Continue reading

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