Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fire Pics

Finally posting pics from the fire a few weeks ago. Since then it's been raining like crazy everyday, these may be it for this season unless we dry up or get sent up to another state. Sorry my thumb seems to be in a few of them, I haven't edited them yet!

The fire was on the North side of a natural gateway we call Hell's Gate. This is driving into it around 7:00 in the evening. At this point it was smoking real good, but starting to lay down for the night due to an inversion.

One of my crew members and I getting in for the night before spiking camp. We were right under the fire all night and saw a pretty good light show. Unfortunetly since I was using a disposable camera nothing turned out. An old crew member of mine had the other camera I brought and I haven't gotten his pics yet, so maybe some of his turned out. It was pretty spectacular.

Our drop sight on a spot fire we had some trouble getting put out.

Hanging out and trying to get some shade. It's amazing how many people can fit under a few small bushes when they try!

Our drop sight for re-fueling. Water, food, and
chainsaw oil!


Kara said...

Great pictures. Do you volunteer during the summer only??

Danielle McLeod said...

Yeah - too busy teaching the rest of the year. I could join a hotshot crew but it's hard when I have tie downs such as dogs and horses.

mel_fitz said...

you are brave to spend the nite near a fire.

Katie said...

Your job is so exciting. It really makes my job look like watching grass grow.