Is it my imagination or is this a really bad fire year?
We've had a lot of thunder/lightening storms that have started fires that have been easy to manage, but we've also had one really big one that was during a terrible dry spell. Still, the fires we've faced have been minimal compared to those of Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon
Just seems like a really bad fire year.
Hmm... seems like Trek was saying this seemed like a real bad fire year.
Hmmm...here's Bob Lee clearly implying that the number of large fires this year is pretty bad relative to earlier years.
Bob Lee and Trek were, fwiw, the two posters who didn't deem to realize that thru-hiking was a form of backpacking, in a similar thread last year.
The issue of homes being in proximity to fire is a growing issue, and one that is also possible to address in a straightforward way that doesn't require huge federal budget increases or something similar. Individual homeowners can change their landscaping and have a huge impact, right there. Allowing things like grazing are free and again can have big impacts.
When you read, on here, about this being a bad fire year, go and look at the government stats. Then think that maybe, on here, you're being fed among other things a highly politicized line by people who also have done things like try to claim something as nonfactual as thru-hiking not being a type of backpacking,
It is what it is.