Despite the use of helicopters and satellites, you can still apply for a lookout job with the good ole FFLA. Follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, who made Desolation Peak in North Cascades Park famous when he spent 8 weeks one summer there. They also have funny names, like Skookumchuck, Chumstick, and of course Beaver.
Desolation Angles. Forest fire lookout towers of the U.S. and Canada