After a very dry summer and an even drier fall
it is now good to be getting some rain.
On the 12th of November, while driving north on Rt 16, at a point known as Wakefield Hill, where one gets his first look at the White Mts. of New Hampshire, I told my wife there was a forest fire in the Whites somewhere,
I could see a huge cloud
of smoke but thought it may have been south of the National Forest.
Upon getting home and getting a local paper the next day I found out it was in a campground where I use to work years ago.
The Covered Bridge Campground.
A few days after I drove down there and was blocked by a Ranger and got some good new, that the ground was so dry, the fire moved so fast it did very little damage to the campground but it was still burning out of control.
Now, after burning in very rough terrain for over 18 days it is finally out after burning 83 acres.
I walked into the campground yesterday and the south perimiter road looks as though it was where the fire started and it moved south and west from there.
They kept this fire on that side of the road and it only effected ths sites on that side of the road only.
GREAT JOB TO THE FORESTRY DEPARTMENT AND TO ALL THE FIRE FIGHTERS IN THE AREA AND A BIG THANK YOU! TO YOU ALL.