May 4, 2013

Ready for Fire Season

With snow packs only 17% of normal, fire season is going to be a rough one. The Forest Service asked us to open the lookout early, so Scooby and I headed up after work to spend the night on Black Mountain and open the tower with some help on Saturday morning. The tower weathered the winter just fine and it only took a couple hours to get ready for business. Our trip home was disrupted by a fire along the highway. Yup. This is going to be a busy fire season.