As we were preparing for our first camping trip, including writing the first podcast for Season 2 for In The Field Camping, of course the forest fire season of 2012 was top of mind. Unfortunately, it seems forest fire season 2013 may have begun before Spring has officially “sprung”. Below is a very active Twitter feed with some great pictures.
The Galena Fire (first called the Soldier Canyon Fire) started on Friday, March 15th on the northwest side of Horsetooth Reservoir in northeastern Colorado. As of 8pm MDT here is a rough map of the area, which shows it’s relation to the reservoir, Fort Collins, and the two campgrounds in the area (Inlet Bay and South Bay).
UPDATE 7/3/12 5:00pm– The High Park Fire is 100% contained, 87,284 acres were burned. Most trailheads, campgrounds, and picnic areas have been reopened. Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests have updated their website to show the impact to campgrounds and recreational areas. You can see it here. Continue reading →
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