Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fire watch 2012

Dad decided that we should take a drive up cottonwood canyon to see how close we could get to the fire. We first made a pit stop when he spotted a bull snake in the road. Of course we had to get out and snap a picture. It was quite long. We drove up onto big east, as far as you can go. It took us about an hour to get there. Once there we got out and watched the fire as it ate through huntington canyon. Nuckwood ward, Stewart ranger station and gentry were all on fire. My dad was just waiting for the fire to jump the ridge in front of us. He so badly wanted to be closer to all the action. In the last picture you can see some of the flames. Which tells you they must be a hundred feet in the air, because I could get a picture. We used the binoculars to watch as it spread through all the dead timber. It is quite the sight to behold. Sara will be disappointed, I know she wanted to hike Nuckwood ward next year. It will be a really black and ugly hike now. My dad and I will keep you posted from the front lines( he wishes).









5 comments:

The Schauerhamers said...

I knew you had a picture of a snake but I didn't realize you had a picture of your dad holding it! I showed the girls the pictures and they were like, "That's the snake we saw on our hike!" I said no but they are convinced that it is... :) The clouds of smoke are humongous! Sounds like Jim needs to be a volunteer fire fighter in his off time... which is when???

sara said...

I am so sad about the fire there. I was reading about it at work. This state is going up in flames.

Stacy said...

I had to hike in all this smoke yesterday. It was quite the experience that I will tell you about when you get back.

Alan and Shelley said...

I'm so sad about Huntington canyon. Grandpa would be so upset to see this. That snake is slightly larger than those we saw on our hike last week. So glad you're finding new adventures that keep you busy.

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