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Pack test and fires in Colorado

Looks like I may get to fight a fire this week. The chief called me up to ask me if I could go fight the fire, and if I could take the pack test (you need to be red-carded to fight a federal fire).

DK after pack test

So I took the pack test yesterday (45 lb pack, 3 miles in less than 45 minutes, with a couple of minutes allowance on top of that for 7200′ altitude). I measured the distance using a GPS, so I would be absolutely sure I did the required distance. For the record, my time was 42m42s. (I think I was just over 38m when I took it in 2002, but that was 40 lbs, and I did it at 5600′)

By Dave

He was born in Canada, but currently lives in Boulder, CO up in Boulder Heights.