Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wildfires...

We loaded up the family this afternoon to raft a stretch of the Snake River near Hagerman. We noticed some smoke as we put the raft in the water, but it looked like a small fire up on the butte. As we proceeded down the river we realized that it was a much larger fire. We could see it burning and planes and helicopters began buzzing overhead. As we got nearer to the spot where a new house was located on the river a helicopter hovered over the river to get water in it's bucket. For a stretch of the river we had to proceed slowly as not to get in the way of the helicopters. It was a crazy experience for sure!
Kels, after being thrown in the river...















Kamrin Relaxing...
Big..Bigger...


Biggest...



Helicopters filling up with water:









1 comment:

**nicke said...

that is CRAZY!!! i would have been so excited to see the helicopter and sara would have thought it was so fun...