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Volume 64, Number 2

October, 2009

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A stream curring through rock formations with fall leaves in it

Whither it May Flow

Canadaway Creek photo essay by James Hoggard

by Jenna DuChene

page 2

2009 Centennial fire tower patch

Standing Tall

For 100 years, fire towers have stood guard over our forests

by Marty Podskoch

page 6

An ECO holding a fox kit

Outdoor Office

Adventurous careers await future ECOs

by Captain Timothy Huss

page 12

Close-up of a blue chicory flower


by Barbara Nuffer

page 17

A Smokey the Bear fire prevention poster

Happy 65th Birthday, Smokey Bear

Forest fire prevention icon celebrates his birthday

by Ellen Bidell

page 18

A man planting a tree seedling

A Teacher's Legacy

Mentor's wisdom inspires students of all ages

by Paul Schnell

page 22

A red painted carved lion from the front of a boat

Flotilla Flagships

Spotlighting two Quadricentennial stars

by Jenna Duchene

page 26



by Jenna DuChene and Eileen Stegemann

page 28

Letters and Review

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna DuChene

page 30

Back Trails

by Kelly Isles

page 32