I have not evacuated yet, but I’ve been staging to pack and go. The 12′ enclosed trailer is attached to the back of the Raptor.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., — Due to fire danger, dry conditions, and persistent wildfire activity during a time when firefighting resources are sparse, the entirety of Coconino National Forest is closed.
“A full forest closure means that the public is prohibited from entering any part of Coconino National Forest at any time. Only those with private inholdings will be allowed access to their property, as well as personnel providing utility support where necessary, and firefighters performing their duties.” So that’s the clause that allows me to remain here at the mine for now. Some people have been evacuated in the area, some are on stand-by. I’m “staging” which means that I’m not loaded out.
I’ll spare you the almost obligatory photos of things on fire. There are some pre-posted blogs that will fire off on schedule. I’ll respond if I’m still here.
Fires and road closures mean that if I have to flee, I think that the only route open is I-40 to Albuquerque, NM. Everything else is closed because of fire. Even my usual forest road evac. routes are closed because of active fire fighting efforts. There are some back roads that I know, but there rough and I don’t want to haul a trailer down them.