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    Default 4-wheeling out of Laramie, WY

    The little woman and I did a rental to ride in the Snowy Range yesterday! Total blast! Supposedly 178,000+ acres burned as part of the charred landscape. 0435EF46-879C-4219-BE47-803B03F7F859.jpg D009620D-2F3D-4C32-9A61-086A29117D7F.jpg D5FE04F6-B831-4BBC-AAC4-294313D2F084.jpg 6E998A26-92A7-4382-9885-F9AEA1B3891E.jpg 13ACAFDA-FE02-4A51-8417-AF805617E42E.jpg The lack of green actually helped our visibility in many places, but wow, lots of burned areas. Nearly all structures were saved though, fire fighters did a good job where needed!

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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.

    M8man
    ahh, watch this..

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    I agree cool pic's and I bet a ton of fun riding out there
    and , sorry missed this when you first posted

     WY has some awesome scenery all yr long, and its a pretty ATv/UTV Sled friendly state too boot
     wish more states were as such!





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    Was looking through the pics while transferring to the laptop for storage and this pic is the best one to show what a job the firefighters did out there.... zoom in to see the little community that was saved!
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    it sure sucks  when a big fire does all that damage
     
     But at the same time, a fire does a LOT of good
     personally I recall as a younger person fires being a  regular deal ALL late spring and summer long
     small sections of forest would go up in smoke(many times by folks lighting deliberately from feuding neighbors to dis liked folks, to just?? ) 
     but forest fires were super common deals
     couldn't even guess how many times I would go help put forest fires out as a kid and later on as a young adult

     I personally think all them smaller fires  were a part of nature keeping  forest healthy
    had NO shortage of blue berries, and other mast crops back then\\ all them fires kept fresh plants growing and added a lot of nutrients to the soils, wildlife was abundant due to it all!

    these days, SO few forest fires,  , so when we do get one now there HUGE and get out of control often
    as without all them smaller often fires,
     the amount of dead matter on the ground(fuel) will make fires anymore get crazy fast

     for decades many states did controlled burns to keep fire damages in check and to again make forest healthier and keep wildlife striving

     NOW< legal issue's  and liability, have scared almost ALL states from ever doing a controlled burn, due to fear of it getting out of hand and  being sued
     seems , law suits are more scary, to many, than having homes destroyed in out of control fires due to excessive amounts of fuel on the ground from LACK of more often smaller  fires!

     funny how that works

    decades ago we had WAY less equipment to fight fires, yet managed to do so , now we such huge and modern equipment and we cannot control them or seem to put them out!!

     

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