I didn’t cross any tape, leave any roads, or drive around any gates, but there I was in the forbidden area…
I noticed on the map there was a road that would save me several hours on an already several hour detour, so I took it. Came to the back of a ROAD CLOSED DUE TO FIRE sign. I will admit I considered turning around several times due to the thick smoke, but I didn’t.
July 29, 2013
In which I do an impossible thing twice in one day, and something I didn’t want to do twice in a weekend.
[Further discussion with Ry revealed what I suspected. Ry’s definition of “road” is not universally accepted. In this case it was “the trail marked with tape”.
His definition of “thick smoke” would find significant correlation with the criteria for special equipment required by professional firefighters.—Joe]