Column by Hal Walter
Mountain Life – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine
WHEN YOU GET right down to it, we’re all living in a tinderbox. To me, it’s not so surprising when a wildfire kicks up, but rather that it doesn’t happen more often.
I became aware of the “Mason Gulch Fire” while I was out on a run the same morning that fire crews were also alerted to it. I saw smoke over the top of Hardscrabble Mountain, but continued on, and actually forgot about the smoke in a haze of chores, work and a tight schedule.