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, December 18, 2012


I have been gone for about three weeks working on a fire three fire rehab projects. It was a little tough this go round and there were some problems with the aircraft but all in all it was another great experience.

All in all we flew 2808 tons of straw mulch onto 3609 acres and 246,047 pounds of seed onto 17,155 acres on the three fires. It was a great experience again although somewhat cold. We didn't have a lot of snow to work through and everyone made it home with no problems.
Heading Home in a cloud of dust.
The view from Lost Lake.
Nice coveraqe.
3 of 4 stacking up for loads.
Tail back on.
Tail off.
Almost sunset.
Upper landing getting a load on wheels.
Great coverage.
Straw bomb.
Hittin' the ground.
Fillin' a hole.
Nice drop.
Straw train.

Ground stack.
Delivering to the ground stack.


Nene said...

I think it's cool that you get to do these projects!

I remember going to Lost Lake when I was a kid. Does Inklings remember? Is this the same Lost Lake? Just wondered...

Dee Ice Hole said...

I think this is a different one---was the one you went to up by Panguitch Lake? This one is above Teasdale.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I think this is a different one---was the one you went to up by Panguitch Lake? This one is above Teasdale.

Delirious said...

I love that picture with the sunlight reflecting off the mountain. I think it is labeled, "tail off".

Looney said...

I love the pictures.

Lindsay Logic said...

And you get paid to do this, when you'd probably do it for FREE! hahaha

Dee Ice Hole said...

LL---amazing ain't it!!! ;-)