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96blkbeauty
June 3rd, 2012, 04:09 PM
Beautiful up there. Perfect place to camp. Rained for awhile on Sat but it finally let up around 3ish.

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Cheers!

Brad
June 3rd, 2012, 05:55 PM
Ahh. Peopleless! Nice pics!

Michael4rnr
June 3rd, 2012, 06:00 PM
Awesome pictures looked like a lot fun.

taco52
June 11th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Awesome. Looks like fun. I just was up there. Went over Guaella pass.

BillAllenJKU
June 11th, 2012, 11:13 PM
looks amazing

Rick
June 12th, 2012, 09:25 AM
Ahh. Peopleless!Unusual!!!!!!!!

glacierpaul
June 12th, 2012, 09:28 AM
I hate to be the guy, but, there are fire bans across the state, this thread may need to be pulled. PM'ing Chris. Edit:maybe edit the photo

Rick
June 12th, 2012, 09:31 AM
I hate to be the guy, but, there are fire bans across the state, Thats what I thought too!!!! :tisktisk:Thanks for being"The Guy":thumb::thumb:

Brad
June 12th, 2012, 09:32 AM
Let me explain, we boondock to get away from the crowds. Look for peace and quiet, there is nothing like hearing just wildlife and wind. Really brings us back to center. :thumb:

Rick
June 12th, 2012, 09:33 AM
Let me explain,"Unusual" that is was peopleless. That place is crazy on the weekends

glacierpaul
June 12th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Thats what I thought too!!!! :tisktisk:Thanks for being"The Guy":thumb::thumb:
I live here in the mountains, I have to be the guy!!

Brad
June 12th, 2012, 11:44 AM
I live here in the mountains, I have to be the guy!!
I commend you for being the guy! I spent a few hours in genesee raking pine needles and pine cones at my inlaws to reduce the fuel around their house. I recommend the same to all mountain dwellers! :thumb:

upnover
June 12th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Campers are not the pep's that are setting fire's. That would be your local Fire dept, Mnt people and GOD! I love how the media trying to pin it on the camper's every time a fire takes off. Sorry, if I am up in Mnt and its cold. I am starting a fire and will do so in the best Boy scout way.

I just will not post pic's LOL


From what I see here is most of the counties have bans but not all.
Colorado Division of Emergency Management: Fire Bans & Restrictions

The following Open Burning IS allowed under a restriction:
Use of barbecues and pits that are at least 10 feet away from combustible walls or roofs or other combustible materials.
Campfires that are contained within a designated fire pit that is a least 25 feet away from all structures or other combustible material.
Fire pits must be less than 3 foot in diameter or 3 feet in length and width, and at least 18 inches in depth.
A garden hose connected to a water supply or other approved fire-extinguishing equipment must be readily available.
All campfires must be attended by a person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment until the fire is completely out.

The following Open Burning IS NOT allowed under a restriction:
Open burning of materials not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbecue, grill, or pit.
Use of any explosives, fireworks of any type, firing of model rockets, welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame
in an outdoor location.
(http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-ban-info.html)

96blkbeauty
June 12th, 2012, 12:28 PM
FWIW, the fire ban was NOT in effect on the dates we camped.
http://www.parkco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=56

Notice it was put into effect yesterday, June 11

Rick
June 12th, 2012, 12:29 PM
I am starting a fire and will do so in the best Boy scout way.
Good luck w/ that

Chris
June 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM
FWIW, the fire ban was NOT in effect on the dates we camped.
http://www.parkco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=56

Notice it was put into effect yesterday, June 11

Good to know James! Glad you checked, not everyone does.

:frontrange4x4:

Jim
June 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM
FWIW, the Hewlett fire was camper started.

(edit: what I've heard, though inciweb states "Human-caused")
A guy's alcohol fueled stove tipped over / spilled and it spread too fast for him to extinguish.

upnover
June 12th, 2012, 05:51 PM
That guy was at his home. He is a Mountain Person that lives up there and should no better. (IMO) But SH!T happens, as I have been told. The rest of the fire's this year were started by NFS/State CO and lighting at the new fire. That sad thing is that it was reported when it was only 200 acres. Ya lets see if it will go out on its own. Ummmm Nope now it's 43k acres and growing with 100 home's GONE. They really jacked that one up.

I am not saying campers should not be careful but most fires are not started by campers.


FWIW, the Hewlett fire was camper started.

(edit: what I've heard, though inciweb states "Human-caused")
A guy's alcohol fueled stove tipped over / spilled and it spread too fast for him to extinguish.

glacierpaul
June 13th, 2012, 05:53 AM
FWIW, the fire ban was NOT in effect on the dates we camped.
http://www.parkco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=56

Notice it was put into effect yesterday, June 11

Many kudos for this James!! I am sorry to have raised a ruckus over this!!

Jason (upnover), I find camper's fires still going or smoldering quite a bit actually, and make sure they are out myself. Not all campers are boy scout savvy, just like not all wheelers stay the trail. No brow beating intended, just pointing out my mtn people experience :)

glacierpaul
June 13th, 2012, 05:57 AM
That guy was at his home. He is a Mountain Person that lives up there and should no better. (IMO) But SH!T happens, as I have been told. The rest of the fire's this year were started by NFS/State CO and lighting at the new fire. That sad thing is that it was reported when it was only 200 acres. Ya lets see if it will go out on its own. Ummmm Nope now it's 43k acres and growing with 100 home's GONE. They really jacked that one up.

I am not saying campers should not be careful but most fires are not started by campers.

operative word should be 'wild' fires, campers of course start the campfire ;)