SMOKEJUMPERS: PAGE 182
2005 HOMER FIRE - EXTENDED ATTACK
Once the fire reached higher elevations, our biggest obstacle was negotiating muddy bulldozer lines. On day four, a band of jumpers headed for town to buy X-Tra Tuff Rubber Boots - happy feet again. ATV's are usually coveted modes of transportaion on fire assignments, but not this one. Hardy ATV pilots had dozer trenches filled with muddy slush to deal with - some three feet deep. Below, Bobby "Da Bull" Schober shows us how it's done.
Schober Tackles Trench # 1
Schober Tackles Trench # 2
Schober Tackles Trench # 3
Schober Tackles Trench # 4
Alaska Native Crew In Helicopter
Pilot At Controls
Native Alaskan Crews In Staging Area
Homer From Air
Alaska Jumpers On High Ground
Alaska Jumpers At Warming Fire

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