Re: Board shutting down?

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Posted by Scootertrash on campfires on July 14, 2002 at 23:26:40:

In Reply to: Board shutting down? posted by G.U. on July 14, 2002 at 23:06:54:

The park service has always been a little uneasy on the subject of campfires. If I read the same bulletin that you did, you cannot blame D.V rangers for this one- this ban is nationwide in all national parks as they predict that 2/3rds of the forest in the USA will burn by november. This is predicted due to the worst drought in decades. Last week in Mather campground (Grand Cyn) I received a written warning for using the campfire ring to cook.Most of the state of Arizona was on fire so I should have followed their directions. Death valley will not burn. To keep the rangers chipper I always have a bucket of water and a shovel at the fire- they have never directed me to put it out. Came close once at the base of the Striped Butte but before the ranger could speak I told him that the first steak was for him. No problems there........

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