Friday, July 18, 2008


I followed a crew of U.S. Forest Service firefighters 9 miles into the Trinity Alps Wilderness on Wednesday, spent the night and then hiked out Thursday. The crew is monitoring a 1,300 acre fire burning in an old gold mining area. Beautiful country, but steep. It took every ounce of my energy to carry a 50 pound pack nine miles in and nine miles out, plus a six mile day hike. 24 miles in two days.

All the work will be up on on Sunday and more pics to come on

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