Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I made another run to Las Cruces, New Mexico today to a fire that started yesterday and was really cranking (meaning burning hot and fast). Last night after the sun went down the humidity came up to over 40% so the fire had a hard time burning. This morning there were just a few spots scattered around the perimeter. They sent the crews to the spots and bombed them, with the heavy helicopters. When I got here they were down to two spots along the perimeter nearest Las Cruces and the rest of the fire burned into the one we put our last week. It ended up burning 2582 acres--pretty big for a one day fire.

Great run---proves the system works very well---down and back over 900 miles each way in two days---beat that all you logistics folks in the military!!!!! We can do it every day!!!! AND SOMETIMES HAVE TO.

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