Fire Season is Here

Bits and pieces from a drying land

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It was an eerie and incongruent sight: Billows of gray smoke rising into the blue, seemingly from within the red rock of Moab, as though a pyroclastic Slickrock monster was emerging from a long slumber or the La Sal Laccolith were rediscovering its volcaniclastic roots.

The monster was the Pack Creek Fire, apparently sparked by a campfire, which tore th…

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