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About Rich McCrea

Rich McCrea works as a wildland fire management consultant and freelance writer. A graduate of the University of Montana School of Forestry, Rich and his wife, Louise, live in Boise and have three children. He volunteers with Gulf of Alaska Keeper. Other interests include hiking and fishing, and he rarely misses a powder day on the ski hill.

Fire on the Ridge

No smoke or raging forest fires were visible in the Trinity Mountains when I visited there last May. Gone were the hundreds of firefighters, fire trucks, helicopters, and air tankers. The Trinity Ridge Fire of 2012 was dead, smothered by deep winter snows and by the shovels of thousands of firefighters. The towns of Featherville, Pine, and Rocky Bar had survived the flames pretty much unscathed. Continue reading

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