Wildfires

Destructive wildfires in Col.orado has become ubiquitous with summertime.  As an avid skier I see dead lodgepole ravaged by the pine beetle every ski season, and think, will this summer be the year that this resort burns down?  As an avowed city-dweller, I think, thank goodness we don't live in the foothills, as the foothills are where all the wildfires seem to be centered.  Apparently, the best conditions of hot, dry, and lots of homes sit at the toes of our majestic mountains.  I feel for people in the subdivisions  of relatively close lots (last year) ravaged by fast-moving wildfires, and this year (large majestic homes with big lots) also hit.

The winter was dry.  Even the late spring storms that we got didn't really help to fill reservoirs and much of the Denver and beyond area is under 2-day week watering restrictions.

This summer hasn't started off too bad.  In fact, it felt like winter was hanging on forever (see late spring storms) and then all of the sudden a switch was flipped.  It got hot, it got dry, and just a few days ago the fires erupted.

Just once, I would like to turn on the TV and not hear "the most destructive wildfire ever to hit Colo.rado".

We have not had a good run it seems.  I love my state.  I want to be able to camp and have campfire!