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!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Had a great day today spreading seed for fire rehab. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like. We had two planes each of which flew about 2,000 pounds of seed a trip. Flew over 25,000 pounds of seed today. This is turning out to be an awesome project. Now we just gotta beat the snow.

Flying seed---look at the seed trail behind the plane.

These dudes are awesome pilots.

Seems pretty close to the ground to me.

How seed is loaded into each plane---the bag on the lift contains 2,000 pounds of seed.


Looney said...

I have seen those kind of planes many times here in the California central valley. I would never have imagined that they can carry so much weight.

Inklings said...

Maybe that is why they are so close to the ground. :0)

Dee Ice Hole said...

Looney---they are generaly used as spray planes for spraying crops. I am pretty happy to have both of them for flying the seed.

Lindsay Logic said...

Looks like a pretty cool project!