Tuesday, June 22, 2010

flagstaff fire

Exactly one year ago, Lu, the G-man and I were in Flagstaff, Arizona for a weeklong vacation. We fell in love with the entire area! You may have seen on the news yesterday and today, that there is a dangerous and very large wildfire just north of Flagstaff.

AP photo

This morning the Schultz fire is more than 10,000 acres and two national monuments are closed because of evacuations in the area. Theses particular monuments were our very favorite from all of the amazing, beautiful, and wonderful things we saw while in Arizona. It saddens me greatly that they are now in danger because of the carelessness of an abandoned campfire.

Sunset Crater Volcano

G-man & Lu on the pueblo trail

Wukoki Pueblo

Wupatki Pueblo National Monument

Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters and residents of the area.


  1. very sad indeed. Arizona is breathtakingly beautiful, isn't it? g

  2. LindaC11:06 AM

    Thank you so much for mentioning this. For those of us who live in and appreciate the beauty of Arizona daily, these fires are heartbreaking. It is suspected that this fire that you mentioned was caused by a campfire that was not properly extinguished. There are currently three forest fires burning in northern Arizona.

    Please, if any of your readers are campers or hikers, please check and double check to be sure your campfires are properly extinguished.

  3. Thank you so much for mentioning my humble little state. From what I've heard, they think the fire was from a bunch of kids partying out there. Sad.


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