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...yet I noticed that there was a good-sized bon fire near the Pirate camp at this weekend's cleanup.

This topic was discussed right here on this board last week, and IIRC one of the Pirate members even reminded everbody of it in a short "thanks" speach by the Sluice Box Saturday.

Sure, it was probably fairly safe on the slabs, a decent distance from other natural combustibles, etc...

However, still not legal, and definitely not a good way to set an example, IMHO.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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I didn't see a fire near Pirate camp but we did see 2 fires near the sluice <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> The first one we found Saturday am during the clean up. It was on the slabs about 100 yards to the east of Pirate camp. It was left unattended and smoldering. A group camping nearby stepped up and said they would get some water and put it out. The second fire was Saturday night on the slabs above the box, near the bypass. Thankfully, it wasn't windy.
 

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We saw one on Fordyce as well. Were the "short cut" crosses the river below winch hill 3. There was a pretty good sized fire in there. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
 

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there were fires all over the place, it pisses me off. why should some people follow the rules if everyone else is breaking them. i dont know, im with you. pissed me off. its probably the same people who bitch about "other people having them" but its cool for them cause they are responsible. i understand that probably this time of the yea ts nt as big of a risk as summer, but even during summer, on fordyce and the con thre were fires. <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0">
 

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I saw several smoking gas stoves at spyder, but if I would have seen a fire at the BOX, no doubt i would have taken a picture of the fire with the clowns licence plate in the photo and at posted it up here. thats just wrong!
 

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Originally posted by Lance:
<STRONG>I didn't see any fires? Does anyone know who's fire it was?</STRONG>
I can't belive you diddnt see the fires. I camped right next to you this weekend (With the full size ford and the early bronco) and the campfire was not more than 150 feet away. Smoke blew into our camp all night long.
 

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Originally posted by Project4ever:
<STRONG>I can't belive you diddnt see the fires. I camped right next to you this weekend (With the full size ford and the early bronco) and the campfire was not more than 150 feet away. Smoke blew into our camp all night long.</STRONG>
Well if it was only 150 feet away, who's fire was it?

As to me not seeing it, let's just say I was a little "impaired" Sat night. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

[ 10-09-2001: Message edited by: Lance ]
 

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Originally posted by Lance:
<STRONG>Well if it was only 150 feet away, who's fire was it?

As to me not seeing it, let's just say I was a little "impaired" Sat night. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

[ 10-09-2001: Message edited by: Lance ]</STRONG>
It was a big fire, it was burning huge when we got done replacing the axle on the early bronco (2 am or so). I am trying to remember what rigs where around it, it was right between our camp and the outhouse in the gully off the slabs. I dont know if you guys saw the kid with the huge hat with horns on it, but thats where it was at.

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Originally posted by Lance:
<STRONG>Well if it was only 150 feet away, who's fire was it?

As to me not seeing it, let's just say I was a little "impaired" Sat night. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

[ 10-09-2001: Message edited by: Lance ]</STRONG>

Lance- the smoldering fire I found Saturday morning just east of you was abondoned and when I asked the people camping near it they said that the people had just picked up and left. They were not part of the Clean-up group.
 

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Well I did'nt have a fire but I did see one above the Box near POR camp. I got ripped on by Nasvik and others for not saying anything......It was a small fire and there were people and some POR members standing around it and others too. I even went and stood by it on Sat. night........so I am fully admitting fawking up and not asking for it to be put out. I personnally am not opposed to a "hand warmer fire" its uneducated people that start campfires and cant control them or leave them unattended. However for this situation there is no excuse.
On Sunday morning when everyone had peeled out the Pirates that were left including myself, Maniac, Timbo and others went to all of the old firepits and picked out any glass, melted aluminum and fully cleaned them out.
If you want the apoligy from me your getting it. I however didnt start a camp fire, but I stood by one and only said to keep it small and put it out when people went to sleep.

My apoligies. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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I found one with lots of people around it near wentworth springs well after dark sat night and asked them if they minded if I took a pic of them and proceeded to while they asked why? I told them and requested they put it out and I would do nothing with the pictures. Then I proceeded to have my virgin ears exploited and was threatened to to get my a$$ whopped like never before. At this time I left. I'm no tough guy compared to four angry drunk dudes! The forest service now has the pics, but they say there's not alot they can do. Hard to prove dates and such. but they will be takin action on it.
edit: To my knowledge these were not wheelers. ( a mini van and a camry )

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Worse then the open fires, on the way out Sunday, Josh C stopped by Ellis, walked over to a smoldering cigarette some A-hole threw out of his rig. The cig was in a pile of decomposed wood, 2 feet away from a stump and more dry wood. Josh and Toad put out the fire which was smoldering 6 inches deep. I am sure no more than an hour away from a forest fire.

Time for the soapbox. If you are going to smoke, which I do. Take some fawking responsibility. I carry a half-full water bottle that all butts go into.

Right after the clean up I was picking up fresh butts, I WTF!!!

Joe <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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That fire burned all night...
i first noticed it a little while after the raffle. I know it burned all night, cause i barely slept and it was in plain view from where i was sleeping. I'm usually not very nice when i confront people about things like fires and shooting guns wildly. I saw it, it pissed me off but i did not want the trouble i myself would have started.

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Originally posted by Danger Ranger:
<STRONG>Saturday night lance

DR</STRONG>
I asked around a little bit, but I don't know who's fire it was. I do know that a few POR members saw the fire, even stood next to it, and didn't ask to have it put out. So I would like to appologize on behalf of the POR organization for their ignorance, and not setting a good example for others to follow. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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i remember seeing a fire at ellis creek on the way out saturday night around 10ish.. If it wasnt, it was sure a strange color glowing orange lantern <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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What I want to know is who was camped by Spider lake where you can jump off the high rocks?? well on sat morning while we were cleaning up and walking through there camp we noticed a huge camp fire ready to go all filled with cans and other combustabe trash but NOT lit (yet)....... so we did what any other shit disturber would have done... took all the trash and wood out and wrote "FUCK YOU" on a paper plate <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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