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 Post subject: Campfire ban
PostPosted: September 7th, 2009, 10:41 pm 
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I'm planning a trip to Murtle Lake soon but am nervous about the campfire ban. The temperature is getting down to 4 degrees at night now. Without a campfire, that would be a real drag.

I'm wondering how strict the rangers would be if a fire was kept small and sheltered. Or should we change our plans to something down south where the ban has been lifted?


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 Post subject: Re: Campfire ban
PostPosted: September 8th, 2009, 10:54 am 
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Hi
We have had some rain,, allot in the last while. So a total ban is no longer in effect. here is a link to the parks site with all the bans and open areas.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/campfire_bans.html

Have a great trip.
Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Campfire ban
PostPosted: September 8th, 2009, 11:05 am 
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I'm just back from paddling the Adams River, and the ban was still in effect despite some rain, and specified that it included the lake shore. It also specified that it included candles and any open flame. There were rumours that coal briquettes in a fire grate would've been OK. Check the ban for that area for details.

If the ban is still in place, the rangers will have no discretion about enforcing it and you should not have any fire.

Hopefully it will get lifted!

Pat.

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 Post subject: Re: Campfire ban
PostPosted: September 8th, 2009, 1:47 pm 
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When I paddled by the Cape Sutil rangers station a while back, the rangers there said there was a kilometer wide exclusion zone because the fog and mist from the ocean keeps the forest somewhat moist. Of course, thats the ocean and you're going to a lake.

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 Post subject: Re: Campfire ban
PostPosted: September 8th, 2009, 9:27 pm 
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The ban has been lifted for the Kamloops fire district -which includes Wells Gray- as of Tuesday, Sept. 8th at noon.

They got rain all weekend and even snow at higher elevations.

Thanks,

G Squared


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