Pipeline Fire In Flagstaff Arizona
Above all I am about 3 miles from the Pipeline Fire in Flagstaff Arizona. However my experiences South of here inform what happened here. Learn more in Pipeline-Fire-Flagstaff-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1058.
Coconino National Forest
Secondly what I saw there was blatant disregard of the no fire rule by campers.
Of course we all want freedom.
Certainly nobody likes rules.
Don’t Be An Idiot
But freedom doesn’t mean being an idiot.
Negligence Caused Pipeline Fire
Park Ranger View
I had a great conversation with a park ranger in the same vein.
Too Many People
And she said the rangers would rather tell people what they can do.
Due to the number of visitors in paid sites the National Forest shunts people to dispersed camping sites North of Sedona and South of Flagstaff.
Dispersed Camping Is Primitive
Modern Americans Don’t Do Primitive
Apparently modern Americans don’t know what to do with that.
Let’s Have A Campfire!
Furthermore if they want a campfire then they light one.
Stories To Tell
In Pipeline-Fire-Flagstaff-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1058 I’ll tell some stories about some of the things that went on in that dispersed campground this weekend.
Moreover things that provoked a visit in force from the Forest Service.
These Are Spaces To Appreciate
To sum up it’s amazing to me that people don’t fully appreciate how lucky we are to have these spaces to experience.
And it’s sad when the fire starts because someone just wants to do what they want to do.
In conclusion I don’t get into the debate about how they manage these forests. Truth is there is a generational drought in the west.
A sign that says no fires means no fire.
Sad that has to be said.
Pipeline-Fire-Flagstaff-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1058