SMOKEJUMPERS: PAGE 109
ALASKA DETAIL TO GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO
A detail of Alaska jumpers journeyed to Nez Perce Country in August, 2003. Led by acting base manager Robin Embry, the Grangeville crew welcomed the Alaskans, whose trip was a season highlight. Dry lightning visited Region 1 throughout fire season, leaving many unstaffed fires in it's wake. The steep terrain and contiguous forests bordering Grangeville present challenges for both round and square paracutes. Together, 'mixed' loads of BLM and USFS jumpers staffed fires and projects into September.
Niles at the Controls
Twin-Otter and Paracargo
Randy Nelson Spots
Robin Embry
Idaho Fire and Jumpspot
Blue Ridge Fire Camp
Idaho Fire Heats Up

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