The Last Burn

We finish our burn days by cooking dinner in the ashes. Elk and vegetables wrapped in foil tasted great after a hard day. Dan stood by minding the packets buried in the ashes while Jennie looked on.

We had to monitor the fire through the night and all day the 5th. A morning snow storm helped wet down the area and reduced concerns over the fire spreading. It was still smoldering that evening and the skies were clear, so we wound up monitoring it another night. At 4:30am on the morning of the 6th a blizzard hit us and we all went home to rest; winds were high, but it was snowing so heavily there was no chance of spreading the fire.