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Old 05-27-2012   #1
 
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Fire ban still means bring fire pan!

Was curious if there is a fire ban on Ruby Westwater do we still need to bring a regulation fire pan? I know it seems like a "no brainer" but on the permit it says trip leaders not having the appropriate groover and fire pan will not be able to launch. Surely if your not burning due to the fire ban, the river rangers aren't going to make you haul a fire pan??
I seem to remember some topics on this a few years back but coudn't search up anything.
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Old 05-27-2012   #2
 
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I'm pretty sure that if there is a fireban in the canyon, you don't need to bring a fire pan.
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Bring it, leave it in the car. You never know when you'll get that one ranger hell bent on letter of the law.
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Good advice.....luck favors the prepared!
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Definitely Bring It.

Westwater rangers, and nearly all permitted rivers, require that someone on the trip has a fire pan even if there is a ban in place. The argument is that you might possibly have to start a fire in an emergency situation (like getting someone warm after a long swim, hypothermia, etc.) and you would need to do so as safely as possible. So be sure to bring it. The regulations say have it, and they do mean it.
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who knows how far down the river the ban goes? According to UtahFireInfo Homepage there are no restrictions. Kinda confusing info. I would like to know for sure.
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Even with the ban in place......you still need all the required equiptment.....like a fire pan. Bring it or they won't let you launch.
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Old 05-27-2012   #8
 
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Thanks for clarifying those rules guys. I guess I was wrong. We do rent fire pans at our shop in boulder. here is the link to reserve: Fire Pan RENTAL- Store Pickup
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so everyone has there firepan...who has the fire ban information?
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fire ban

Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests - Land & Resources Management

Fire ban on BLM in Mesa County includes Ruby Horsethief to the Utah border.

Buy a galvanized chicken feed dish at Murdoch's in Clifton for 9 bucks, they're lightweight and a decent firepan.
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