Brian Hughes

I spent a day with the Arrowhead Hotshots crew earlier this summer in Sequoia National Park and was amazed at the workload and sacrifice these men and women make. They’re among the most elite at their profession in the entire world and 16 hour days & burning 6,000 plus calories is standard. I had a nice conversation with this man, Brian Hughes, a 33-year old captain at the top of a long training hike he was leading. Last week he was killed fighting a fire near Yosemite and I’m thinking of him today and am grateful for the work he did.

 Brian Hughes, a Captain for the Arrowhead Hotshots, photographed in June 2018 by Brad Torchia.