I did the Lumsden bridge route a month ago in search of the Clavey river bridge crossing. Got lost because it looked so different than a few years ago. You are right about fuel situation. I don't blame the FS, it is a big National forest. That is what my $160 no tax tax is supposed to clean up.
You can lay the blame on environmentalist who want the forest to remain "natural" and the FS who respond to every fire.
I think the forest was in better health when they logged it and ran cattle in it.
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