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, September 14, 2010


Here is a picture taken about 1400 on 9/14/2010 of the Twitchell Canyon fire taking out the entire Trail Canyon drainage. It was pretty cool to watch it move to the west a couple of hundred yards at a time. This picture was taken from I-70 about half a mile west of the Fish Creek bridge. I think this is the first time Inklings has seen a fire progress up a drainage just like you would predict it would. I certainly didn't expect to see this fire get up and run again---guess we can all learn something---I did today.

These next shots were taken between 1600 and 1700 on 9/14/2010. All of the earlier spot fires were fully engaged at that time.


Dee Ice Hole said...

There will be spot fires all over hell North of this fire too.

Dee Ice Hole said...

It's raining ash on our house right now too.

Amber said...

way cool pictures!

Looney said...

Amazing pictures. Do the firefighters allow spectators? I presume you fit into a different category - getting the premium seats!

Dee Ice Hole said...

They don't allow spectators and I have to sneak in where I can---these were taken about one mile from where they had the Interstate closed down to one land and had it signed NO PARKING---pays to know where you can see the mountains though....