Wyoming Fire Ban 2012

HomerJ

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Looks like I won't be able to watch TV (campfire) in the Winds this year. :cry:

Starting July 1st., fires are banned in the Bridger-Teton NF (West side of Winds) and the Shoshone NF (East side of Winds). You can still have a campfire as long as its in "a fire structure
that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area". So no back country fires.:thumbsdown: I wonder if the Indians will let me have a fire on their land!...
 

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No kidding.... I thought the Winds had a good or at least decent water year. Maybe they're just doing it to keep all the Utahns from flocking there to have fires?
 

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No kidding.... I thought the Winds had a good or at least decent water year. Maybe they're just doing it to keep all the Utahns from flocking there to have fires?
Wyoming had a better snow pack than Utah this year, but it was still low. There's a big fire that's been burning for a week now NW of La Barge, I think that has them worried along with Utah, Colorado, and Idaho all burning.

I wish they'd throw in an exception for elevation, so if you are above 10,000' then you're ok to have a fire or something like that...
 

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Wyoming had a better snow pack than Utah this year, but it was still low. There's a big fire that's been burning for a week now NW of La Barge, I think that has them worried along with Utah, Colorado, and Idaho all burning.

I wish they'd throw in an exception for elevation, so if you are above 10,000' then you're ok to have a fire or something like that...

I agree. If you are above timberline it should be legal...
 

Nurrgle

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Damn, we have a statewide ban here in Colorado, Utah has a ban and now Wyoming? I hate not having a fire.
 

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Anyone heard any news if this might be lifted for the high country like the Wind Rivers? Kinda hoping they'd follow suit after Utah lifted restrictions for the High Uintas Wilderness...
 

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I haven't been able to find any info on it being lift... :(
 

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Seriously debating whether doing a fire-free winds trip is worth it compared to staying in the state and being able to have a fire. I feel kind of lame for even thinking that, but when you're out there for 4 days in and out of storms getting wet, it's kinda lame to not build a fire simply because it's dry elsewhere. Hell, I wonder if they're even enforcing in the high country. When I hiked out of Elkhart Park there was not a single sign saying 'no fires'. All they did was staple a copy of the letter banning fires to the sign board at the trailhead. You could read half way into it before you even realized it said no fires. Hmm.....
 

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I feel your pain when we hit the Uintas same weekend you were on Highline we got dumped on and all I could think was it would be nice to have a fire. I am glad to see the ban lifted here with the wet weather. Maybe the posted sign blew away "no sir I had no knowledge of the ban".
 
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