Smokejumper Visitor Center


The visitor center on this active base for the heroic men and women who parachute into forests to combat raging wildfires has thought-provoking displays about an increasingly hazardous job. The real treat is touring the facility where the crew lives, trains and sews their own parachutes; tours last 45 minutes to an hour. For more on the perilous possibilities of the job, pick up a copy of Norman MacLean's Young Men and Fire (1992).

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