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VIRAL VIDEO: Day in the life of Mt. Tam fire lookout

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Sunday, November, 4, 2012

(KGO) Photographer Gary Yost's poetic video about a day in his life as a Mount Tamalpais fire lookout volunteer has not only gone viral, but also earned a spot in an international film festival.

The six minute video is a stunning look at the Bay Area like you've never seen it before.

In the video's description, Yost writes, "The video documents the (usually) very peaceful life of a fire lookout in the Gardner Lookout on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. I've been a Marin County Fire Department volunteer lookout for two years and deeply love the mountain and the peace it brings to us here in the Bay Area. Perhaps this 6-minute video will convey some of the emotions I feel when sitting (and sleeping) on her peak."

The clip, posted on Vimeo, was recently highlighted as a video among Vimeo's "staff picks."

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