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!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I am getting a real lesson in the Logistics of moving straw---these guys are good and know what they are doing. It's fun to work with folks like that.
Storage area where bales are off loaded from the trucks and transported to the helispots.

Tractor pulled bale wagons move the straw six miles uphill 12 bales at a time---that's about 7 tons.

It is put into one of several stacks at the helispot. This is 1/4 to 1/6 of the straw we need to fly depending on how the coverage goes when the bales are released from the helicopter.


Looney said...

That sounds very expensive to distribute by helicopter.

Dee Ice Hole said...

Yes it is---very expensive---but it stops a lot of the soil loss we are expecting in the spring.

Inklings said...

It's a $5 1/2 million project, Looney.