Thursday, October 3, 2019
Each campsite comes with a fire ring, and so after the first night, we decided to buy some firewood and have a campfire. I guess I volunteered to start and tend to the fire. Here's something interesting - you cannot cut any firewood in a national park, and you can't pick up any fallen tree branches. Everything stays where it belongs. So you go to the vendors in the campground and buy a box of pre cut firewood. From Idaho! You cannot bring your own firewood into the park because they are afraid of you bringing insects in the wood and having to deal with an infestation. So you buy a box or two for the evening's fire. I can't remember when I made my last campfire - probably 60 years ago. But my Boy Scout training kicked in and I had Rush's hatchet and went to work. I actually ended up with a decent fire, and it was lovely once it got dark to have the warm glow of the fire and the warmth at our campsite.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:57 PM