Saturday, July 5, 2008
My Helicopter/Helibase crew
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Took this photo last night after the debrief. What a crew. They handled the shuttling of equipment and cargo into the backcountry at a breakneck pace, setting up three remote fire camps in the High Sierras---all while doing bucket work for water drops. No one complained about the 5:00 am briefing or 9:30 pm debrief, every day, for two weeks. Safety was a priority. We're slowly narrowing it down to a skeleton crew to haul everything back out again.