Hiking in burns

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Re: Hiking in burns

Post by Charley » March 15th, 2021, 2:28 pm

drm wrote:
March 15th, 2021, 7:41 am
Badger Creek is a tinder box every summer, and some people make campfires no matter how hot it is. I fully expect it will go some day not too far away and then will probably be impossible to keep open.
Oh- that's a good one to add to my list. I just thought of another: the Goat Rocks, especially on the east side.
drm wrote:
March 15th, 2021, 7:41 am
I also emphasize your comment about guides. Post fire terrain has a lot of problems with down trees, and there is no way for guides to keep up with that. It's another reason I don't really want to chance it.
Sometimes it is hard to tell from updated descriptions if the now-burned route is worth it to me, since some burned areas have made some trips a real drag, but only inconvenienced me on other trips. The descriptions online are usually not granular enough (and couldn't possibly take into account the weather during my trip, or whether I'm taking a black-furred dog!).

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