Fire 487

      Upon our return from Fire 453 near Nakusp, we were told that we were going to be going to a fire up the Akolkalex River the next morning. The fire was on a very steep mountain side near tree line and of course had no water nearby. We ended up needing eight Stillwells of water to cool it down to the point that it could be left. With much of the fire burning on a cliff, putting it out involved scaling cliffs, finding a place to stand, and then hosing down the area under my feet so that my boots didn't melt. Hard work but amazing scenery. The final set of three pictures shows a typical hover entrance off a stump just above the fire.