Our crew spent two weeks in Golden in the middle of July. We were on standby every day, the fire danger was high, but we only got two fires. The rest of the time we spent watching TV, swimming in the hotel pool, and eating quite luxuriously on our $43.25 of government food budget. It's pretty hard to eat that much in a day, so I brought home a fair amount of non-perishable goods that I am still eating a month later. The highlights of the two weeks were seeing a CP Rail trainwreck from the air on our way home from a fire, and doing some project work high above the Kickinghorse Canyon.