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Any spare prayers you guys can send along would be appreciated. I grew up about 12 miles as the crow flies from the campground in the news. It's pretty country full of good people. It's also a nice tourist destination and people not from there didn't realize how quickly it can get BAD! It's a rough situation as the nearest quality medical treatment you'll get is over an hour by car. "from the main road which takes 30 minutes to get to from the campground" All in all it's really a mean scene there right now.
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16 are dead and at least 40 are missing. I spent 11 weeks in that area surveying the boundry of the National Forest near there in 1984. This is some very remote and tough landscape to have to search through.
 
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I worked there with the Forest Service 1986-88. We made a lot of the hiking trails and expanded the campgrounds. It's rugged, remote, and most of the time really a nice place to get away to. A warning system was proposed in 1987 but shot down due to the cost of running the wires. It's likely been proposed and shot down several times since then. I bet next year they have one, or have workers working on it.


I've been following the story closely and keep hearing the same thing about having a ranger warn people. It's not possible for one ranger to warn people at the main campsite, then go 17 miles through the driving rain on a skinny gravel road through the mountains to warn the campers at little Missouri falls. It takes 45 minutes in the day time. The water rose 8 foot an hour and the campground at the falls is in a bowl canyon. It's beautiful, but it's also a death trap. The low water crossing leading in would be a river. 

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I hope it didn't drown any fo the Black Bears in the area. That would be an unbearable loss.
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Thoughts annd prayers sent
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Neilbilly: You likely saw some of the red boundry paint that we put out. Packing in the 65 lbs of Theodolite, EDM and tripod up and down those hills had me in good shape at that time.
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10's    yup

When we weren't making nature trails I was wearing hip waders, carrying a 5 gallon bucket, a lawn mower battery and a couple of electrodes. I shocked fish in the rivers and creeks to take back to our lab to run metals analysis on their blood. "looking for polluters upstream" I loved the job, was in amazing physical condition, but was making $3.85 an hour. There is no money in saving the world. The only time we could make extra money was in the summer if you wanted to go to California and fight wildfires.

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