I have huntly spoons that need to get done and a lot of work around the house to get ready for winter. My way of thinking, its a win - win. I don't burn to death in a forest fire and I get cought up on chores!
Seriously, when its as dry as it has been and the north wind is blowing 20 to 30 miles a hour, fire is something to keep in mind when heading up into the hills. This time of year when we have the first strong winds of the year, falling limbs and trees are a ever present danger when hiking. You have to be sure to keep an eye out for trees you don't want to be walking under.
I was up camping during the strong winds that started the fires that are burning right now. Sunday night October 8, one of the gust blew down a very large tree close to camp, it sounded like a bomb went off! Monday, when we headed home we had to take a different route out because a tree, 3 foot in diameter, had fallen across the road. All the way out, the road was littered with large and small limbs. When we got to the valley and the radio started working, we were amazed of all the fires that were burning.
They are predicting some rain this Thursday, hopefully it will get things calmed down.
Until next time!