Category Archives: USA 2010

The OC to Ventura County …

My last day in the US this time round was spent visiting Fire Departments at opposite ends of Los Angeles. The morning was spent with Battalion Chief Mike Ferdig of Orange County Fire Authority at their Headquarters in Irvine. This … Continue reading

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High Desert California ….

Today I had a chance to drive through some of the country that we would normally see alight with wildfires. Taking the I-15 through the Sierra’s to Baker and Death Valley, it was easy to see why the wildfires get … Continue reading

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La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits is somewhere I have always wanted to visit but all my times in LA, I have never had the opportunity until today. It was a sunny afternoon on Wiltshire Boulevard and the park was full … Continue reading

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Farewell Reno

Reno put on a show when I woke up this morning and looked out the window. There was a coating of snow from the mountains to the carpark. Last minute packing and down to the airport. Arrived in plenty of … Continue reading

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Mt Rose skiing revisited …

After being “slightly” sunburnt and windburnt from yesterday on the slopes, I did the right thing and added some suncreen. I needed not worry as the closer I got to Mt Rose the cloudier it got. By the time I … Continue reading

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Skiing Mt Rose …

I had all intentions to be up on Mt Rose at 9:00 am with the lifts opening after 12″ of fresh powder snow but by the time I had got a rental car and rental skis, it wasn’t until 10:30 … Continue reading

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Good Friday Caching …

A big day out caching today with Jeditrekr, JimmyReno, ForeverChaos and HRKneese getting out to Pyramid Lake and around North Reno. 61 finds, 3 DNF’s and 1 hide which will have dual citizenship on GC.com (DUAL CITIZENSHIP) and GCA.com (Dual … Continue reading

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Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe …

Today was the final day for the Wildland Urban Interface Conference and the morning had some interesting sessions: Fatigue Management on Wildland Fires by Pete Lawrence from Oceanside FD Urban / Wildland Firefighters and Heat Injury by Vaughan Miller from … Continue reading

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Downtown Reno …

Another day down on the Strike Team Leaders course and I decided to go for walk into downtown. There was a storm on the way but it looked clear so should be OK. I didn’t takeĀ  a jumper and it … Continue reading

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Lets start the Strike Team class work …

I think my head hit the pillow and the alarm went off straight away – well it seemed like it. Up at 7:00am, showered then headed downstairs to grab a coffee and muffin then to the Registration Desk and off … Continue reading

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