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Old 08-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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The Rim Fire.

Damn, Iím losing all my local camping spots. Earlier this year I was complaining about the forest service blocking off many spots Iíve used over the years due to some forest service mandate that the department of the interior has implemented. I guess I donít have to worry about that too much around my local spots anymore because the Rim Fire has burned them down This thing is huge, almost 200,000 acres as of this post and only 30% contained.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: The Rim Fire.

sorry to hear, and i feel your pain

were in a similar situation. our fave area for the last 7 years has been discovered by the atv entheusists and ran us out a few years ago. our backup plan burned 3 years ago, so we just started exploring a new area and really started falling in love with it and after 2-3 trips in, it caught fire. they are just now letting people back in after about 2-3 weeks of burning. its sad all seeing all the damage to the land on the news. we will go back after winter and see if theres anything left.

then we started checking out another area and bam, it catchs fire too. the immediate area isnt on fire, but surrounding areas are, and lots of where we have been exploring is closed off. sucks too cause our last adventure in there was like an episode of mutual of omahas wild kingdom. eagles, hawks, osprays, beavers, deer, river otters...all in one day, plus the fishing was great. nothing big, but one after another on the hook. i hope they can contain the fire. were running out of immediate areas to camp
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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Damn, Iím losing all my local camping spots.
Head for the desert. I am starting to plan for our October trip. The Rim fire took the central Sierra's out of the equation. I think we are headed for N/W Nevada.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #4
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Re: The Rim Fire.

It's how far away the desert is and anyway I'll take pines over cactus any day. I'm hoping they stop stuff before it gets to 108. With only 1 DC-10 fighting the fire I can't understand why they can't bring in more.
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With only 1 DC-10 fighting the fire I can't understand why they can't bring in more.
Well, if you trust wiki, there are only two of them in existence.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC-10_Air_Tanker

Rarely are they brought in on the same fire.
Maybe the other is contracted for or committed elsewhere.
$26k per flight hour, ouch!

Per the fed's website
A significant utilization and reliance upon aerial resources with heavy air tankers including the VLAT DC-10 and MAFFS is occurring with structure defense preparation of locations in advance of the fires spread, control of spot fires and slowing the fires advancement through terrain inaccessible to ground resources to allow time for indirect line construction to be completed. Type 1 helicopters are providing point protection and cooling areas where direct line construction can be achieved safely.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Re: The Rim Fire.

There's at least one 747 tanker that has twice the water capacity as one DC-10. Not sure how oftern that's brought into play.

There's also the Super Scoopers, and while they have 1/10 the capacity of the DC-10's, they dramatically shorten the reloading time.


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Old 08-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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There's at least one 747 tanker that has twice the water capacity as one DC-10. Not sure how oftern that's brought into play.
The Evergreen 747's are mothballed in storage. I believe they have had $ issues...
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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Re: The Rim Fire.

I think there needs to be a call to ARMS with a volunteer SMB fire fighter group.
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Re: The Rim Fire.

I got 18 gallons of water and a shower wand
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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Re: The Rim Fire.

Happily, the winds seem to have died down and the firefighters are getting a handle on the fire.

If Hetch Hetchy water gets compromised there will be several million people with water rationing. Not looking forward to that possibility.

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