Beth Hodder, Kjell Petersen, Mark Hufstetler
Samsara Chapman Duffey discusses being born in Missoula, Montana, but moving to Helena as a young child and growing up there. She says she started backpacking and camping then, learning how important the outdoors was to her. She talks of her older sister becoming a lookout at Prairie Reef and introducing Sam to the lookout world. Sam says she will be twenty-seven years this year on Patrol Lookout in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Sam tells of daily life in the lookout, including taking radio calls, making weather observations, following crews through the radio, and watching for fires. She also talks about how weather has seemed to change over time, and what the effects climate change may be having on weather, wildlife, and the Montana landscape.
Northwest Montana Lookout Association Oral History Project, OH 453, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Duffey, Samsara Chapman, "Samsara Chapman Duffey Interview, May 8, 2023" (2023). Northwest Montana Lookout Association Oral History Project. 25.