Sounds like you had a great time in CO! Nice to have a good long vacation to visit family. If you don’t mind me asking what crew does your FF work on? Sounds like Texas Canyon to me. I had a friend that was on TC for about 2 seasons. Last season was his last time on that crew. My FF is also on a shot crew on the ANF-Arroyo Seco and is in Idaho right now. They don’t have their IHC status, but have their RHC status. They are hoping to get their IHC this season. He might be coming home soon, the fire is out and they’re mopping up. Poor guy is sick too. One person was sick and of course the whole crew got it. He sounds all bummed out because they are mopping up, I don’t blame him. But just wish he was having a better time. But hey, it comes with the job so what can ya do. I get a little jealous too that I’m not out there. But my time will come. I’m working on my Fire Tech. degree & Wildland Firefighter Cert. This semester is going to be tough, I am taking an EMT-B and an Fire Prot. Org. 11 units and working full time! Well, back to the books for me.
Be safe everyone.