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HAVING A “PLAN B” WHEN YOU ARE “BURNED OUT” ON VACATION

HAVING A “PLAN B” WHEN YOU ARE “BURNED OUT” ON VACATION

(Originally published on April 27, 2021. Updated August 7, 2021)

 

“Hot, windy weather like this creates a high fire risk” the septuagenarian ranger who had lived his entire life in the area told the group of visitors to Glacier National Park who had joined him for an interpretive walk near Lake McDonald.

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“You mean a fire like that one” my wife said, pointing to a wisp of grayish-white smoke off in the distance over the ranger’s shoulder.

“S…” the ranger exclaimed as he rushed back to his pickup truck to radio in a report of the fire.

And that was a harbinger of what would ultimately force us to hastily devise a “Plan B” to modify our planned two-week trip to western Montana.

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