United States Forest Service Fire restriction Clarity

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    Aint't monsoon season wonderful? No more wildfires. Now it's mud you gotta watch out for.
     
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    The fire service has stage restrictions here too. The link refered to stage 2. What ever that means. I've found that a source of confusion locally. Under some bans you can have a fire. But according to safety rules and under a given dimension. Others are total no exceptions. The penalty is $1100 first offence. So you really don't want to get it wrong. As a rule if the rules are not wide open. I simply don't have a fire. If I must, then the smallest possible.
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    The first get together last year in the Jemez- rained and rained and rained. Thankfully for good drainage where we were camped at. There were a couple of jokes about bringing rain with them and they did bring rain. LOL!! Rain is the key to life and so I am heading up next week for an ATV ride and if I can escape for a night a camp out...
     
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    It's getting nice and green around here in the Gila country. So far the monsoon is off to a good start. I hope it keeps going all the way thru September.

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    I'm heading for Luna next weekend and it should be very nice. I'm hoping to see some elk, like these ladies that I saw a couple of weeks ago:

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    Remember our tent?! Won't happen again with that hard side enclosed trailer. And I can store the 4 wheeler inside with us!
     
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    I remember you guys got drenched but you stayed in there like troopers, That is for sure that won't happen again with the set up you guys have now.

    Hope all is good.
     
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    This is was caused by Lightning and is off of FR376 about 6 miles from the Rendezvous spot (FR 376 and FR604) It is about 250 acres as of yesterday.
    https://nmfireinfo.com/2018/07/21/sfnf-venado-fire-update-forest-road-closure-in-effect-2/
    Due to fire behavior, Forest Road (FR) 376 is closed from Gilman Tunnels to the intersection of FR 488 and FR 376. Area day trip visitors are being notified by USDA Forest Service law enforcement to leave the area. One heavy air tanker and 3 singe engine air tankers dropped fire retardant to improve access for hotshot crews. The fire is active on all sides and there is potential for large growth tomorrow. Hotshot crews will work to establish control lines tonight. Anticipated tomorrow is 1 helicopter with bucket, two single engine air tankers, and the Black Mesa Hotshots from Arizona. The fire is in a remote location on Mesa Venado and in an adjacent drainage area, 1 mile and a half north of Deer Creek Landing, and three quarters of a mile east of Joaquin Mesa. The forest is inaccessible from the south end of FR 376, but is accessible from the north end of FR 376. Smoke is visible from I-25, Jemez, Santa Fe, and possibly Bernalillo.
     

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