Yolla Bolly Trip

Hannah I went on a nice backpacking trip in the Middle Eel Wilderness of the Yolla Bollys last weekend.  It was nice to get away from the 4th of July madness.  A lot of the trail we chose ended up being burnt from last years fires.  It was interesting to walk through the burn zone but got a little depressing after a few miles.  The fire must have been massive and incredibly hot.  What made it hard was that there was no shade and the whether was quite hot.  These were natural fires started by lightning. Hannah and I discussed fires and how we as stewards should handle fire.  We didn’t really reach any conclusions, because we are not fire scientists.  I came acrross an interesting blog post on High Country News‘ blog.  This blogger believes that burn backs done by fire fighters are more damaging than good.  The trip got us thinking about fire and we have decided to make it the theme of this weeks radio show.  Typical fashion we forgot our camera. Despite the fire it was a wonderful trip. This photo reminded us of some dragon flies we had close encounters with.

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