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, July 26, 2011


For the past two months to the day I have been trying to get the last three hours of work done to finish the Twitchell Canyon Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER). Today we got up there and finished it. The fire area is making a remarkable recovery. Much of the burned area is completely healed up and this is just the first growing season after the fire. It usually takes between three and five years to be as far along as this fire is.

This was a fun project start to finish but it HAS been a pain in the backside for the last two months waiting for the meadow to dry enough that it could hold the heavy equipment up. I am really glad that I got to do this project. I met some really good people and learned a lot of new things about rehabbing fires. Here are some pictures so you can decide if fire is good or bad yourself.


Delirious said...

Wow that is coming back really nicely!

Nene said...


Looney said...

I'll bet some big critters are going to enjoy all the grass.

Dee Ice Hole said...

If I were going to hunt elk this fall it would be in part of this fire. They are there anyway but now you can see them and they don't know you can see them yet.