These are the personal thoughts of the King Range Wilderness Ranger. The purpose of this site is to get information to you, the potential visitor, so you can better plan your trip. The views and opinions expressed here do not represent the views or official positions of the BLM or the Department of the Interior
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Camp fire Restrictions: A friendly reminder
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.
times this summer I’ve seen evidence of campfires or have encountered folks
having campfires. We can do better than this.
summer we have already had 30+ acres burn due to an escaped campfire (see the picture below of Cooskie Creek).
in the King Range are not conducive for campfires during the summer!
DRY DRY DRY
and often times Windy!
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).