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FIRE UPDATE


Robert does an excellent job of describing the tools you can use to check on the fire -- and how those tools have helped us keep track of where the fire is in relation to our little cabin.


However, looking at maps is an informative but rather dispassionate way to think about this fire. For us, don't let Robert's tone fool you. We're very invested in the outcome of the fire, and we care very much about its possible impact on our Silver City community.


Robert's family has been part of this community for almost 100 years. Our granddaughters will be the 6th generation to be part of this legacy. Silver City and the Mineral King area have been our summer home since we can remember. So many fond memories, but not the Disneyland kind. It's a very rustic, pristine wilderness with no retail, or any of the luxuries of suburban life. Just 26 cabins, forest trails, rushing water, a night sky you didn't think possible, and good neighbors of the kind you only see in 1960's sitcoms.


And yet. We understand it is just a place. Our family, and all of the Silver City residents are safe. And that is the most important thing. We are grateful to the firefighters who are tirelessly working to stop the fire from destroying our cabins.


But the fire won't be able to destroy our families or our community. We are Silver City strong. And we will continue to be, no matter what the fire decides.


9 Comments


Tammie Fagan
Tammie Fagan
Sep 28, 2021

Sending prayers that your cabin survives the fire. ❤️🙏

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Jill
Jill
Sep 29, 2021
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Thank you!

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frdriggs
Sep 24, 2021

After seeing Robert's newsletter mentioned on Andy Tobias's website back in August I've been enjoying reading his thoughts and very much appreciated his levelheaded takes on what is happening in Washington. In the realm of "it's a small world" my wife and I just completed a week long backpacking trip doing a 50 mile loop from the Mineral King trailhead so following the link from Robert's newsletter today I came to your blog and read with great interest the fire update. We were camped just below Bearpaw Meadow at the High Sierra camp when the huge electrical storm struck and we wondered if all the lightening might be a problem with potential fire starts. A couple of days later whe…

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Jill
Jill
Sep 27, 2021
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Actually I don't have your email. If you can send me a note via my gmail - jpbickett@gmail.com -- I can connect you with Robert.

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nehauser
Sep 24, 2021

Yikes! You both must have nerves of steel re those fires! Hoping for the best outcome for you and your neighbors! I would send you all the rain we've been having if I could.

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nehauser
Sep 24, 2021

Fascinating watching your freezer meal tips! Did you use a special cookbook for this? Also, where did you find the thingy that holds up the freezer bags? Thanx❣️

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nehauser
Sep 27, 2021
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thank you for the links, Jill! i will order it for a friend who loves to cook scads of meals for the freezer! I continue to worry about you and your cabin....but i don't want to make you more worried than you probably are already! I listened to the last update and you both sound amazingly relaxed ......and you're so right.....nothing will destroy your families and community!

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