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Jun 16, 2019 - And as for me...

I’ve told you about the area and about the spike camp situation so in case you are wondering, I’ll finally get around to my situation. I’m working from the Mt. Whitney Ranger Station in Lone Pine, CA. If that sounds incredibly quaint and scenic, it is not misleading. The town is just big enough for a McDonald’s, right on Main Street. Other than McD’s there is a small grocery store, a small pharmacy, a hostel for hikers, about 3 very tempting outdoor gear stores I have not yet visited, and a museum showcasing all the movies made here. I’ve...

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Jun 15, 2019 - What Goes In....

Every fire is unique, and so is every fire camp. This fire is so remote there is no way in by road, and the area is so steeply rugged there is no way to build roads to it. That might beg the question of why it is necessary to work so hard to suppress the fire. The answer is primarily that this time of year there is a small window of time when the fire can be contained. By catching it now while fuels are still moist from winter snow accumulation, only about 500 acres will burn. In a few more weeks when relative humidity drops to single...

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Jun 14, 2019 - Another Year, Another Fire

I have been remiss in starting my journal for this season. It just started REALLY fast and I have been busy / tired (as usual at fires) so here goes: Sunday was my first available date for assignment and I only knew of three active fires (two of which already had ARAs) so I was expecting I might have a week or two wait at least before getting a call. But on Monday night at 11:15 I slept through a text asking whether I was ready. Tuesday morning by 8:30 I knew I would be heading to the Inyo National Forest, in CA. I had never been to the...

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