About the Cover Photograph

Firefighters in the Lake Creek area build a direct line just south of the Lake Creek Road on July 15, over to Rainbow Lake and up to the rock outcroppings. This is the last piece of basic hand line around the fire. Photo by Rob Powell.
Firefighters in the Lake Creek area build a direct line just south of the Lake Creek Road on July 15, over to Rainbow Lake and up to the rock outcroppings. This is the last piece of basic hand line around the fire. Photo by Rob Powell.

As of July 24, the Hayden Creek Fire is still burning and about 55 percent contained. The cover photo, taken from a helicopter by Rob Powell, Deputy Incident Commander for Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Blue is of a ridge rim in the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness where the fire halted on July 13.

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