It’s been eight months since McKenzie Morgan walked away from a traumatic single-engine plane crash in the mountains near Meeteetse, Wyoming.
Strong winds from a thunder cell passed over the Pine Creek fire area on Saturday and boosted fire activity and its spread. Evacuations are under way north of McDonald Creek and east to the perimeter.
Fire officials say the Pine Creek fire has burned 9,300 acres as of Friday night. It is 5 percent contained and 195 people are assigned to the fire. Light afternoon rain helped decrease the fire activity but increased the amount of smoke in the valley.
A distant view of the Clark’s Fork and Sunlight Basin from the alpine tundra above Copper Lakes in the North Absaroka Wilderness Area in Wyoming.
Jaggar Peak, 11,165 feet, in the rugged Absaroka Range, viewed from Copper Lakes.
Lower Copper Lake falls into the shadows as evening sun lights the alpine tundra and ridges of the Absaroka Front.
Prescribed burns are planned on Carter Mountain and the lower North Fork of the Shoshone River near Cody, Wyo., as weather conditions allow.
CODY, Wyo. — Improving 200,000 acres of rangeland and 164 miles of perennial streams isn’t an easy task, unless you have a small army of volunteers willing to help and a team of ranchers to make it happen.
Hoping to do for the Absaroka-Beartooth Front what has been done along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition has proposed greater protections for the region in northwestern Wyoming.