It's one of the best views of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Montana. The Forest Service lookout at the top of St Mary Peak west of Stevensville will be staffed by volunteers this summer. The Bitterroot National Forest and the Selway-Bitterroot Foundation are looking for volunteers who will live at the lookout for up to 4 weeks at a time.
Volunteers have been used at other lookouts in the Bitterroot National Forest for years, and this summer such a program will be in place at St Mary Peak. The volunteer will be a fire lookout and will also be responsible for maintenance and will help the many hikers and campers that climb the trail to the summit every summer. Forest Service officials said that pack support will be provided to carry food and personal items to the lookout, which was recently refurbished.
The deadline for applying is January 28 at the Selway-Bitterroot Foundation website.