Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Camp fire Restrictions: A friendly reminder

Hello all,

I would like to remind you that The King Range National Conservation Area is in campfire restrictions this summer (as we are every summer). If you plan to do any backpacking in the King Range, please refrain from having campfires.

Several times this summer I’ve seen evidence of campfires or have encountered folks having campfires. 

We can do better than this.

Also, this summer we have already had 30+ acres burn due to an escaped campfire (see the picture below of Cooskie Creek).

The conditions in the King Range are not conducive for campfires during the summer!

DRY DRY DRY and often times Windy!

Even if it’s foggy the vegetation is still very dry. Also, conditions change frequently and rapidly here on the coast. I very often see the weather change from calm and foggy to hot and windy in an hour or less. 

Do you want to be responsible for causing a wildfire?

Please, do the right thing and stay wise out there. 

(See the previous post for more information - I highly encourage you to read the article from the North Coast Journal). 

Your Wilderness Ranger
Paul Sever

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