White Sand Crew #1, is a hand crew of New Mexico State University fire science students who spent the last of the summer fighting wildfire. This is a photo essay of their 3rd dispatch. -2006 Trip to Elko, Nevada & Challis, Idaho.
Fly to Elko, for the Deer Fire, then a bus to Challis, for the Potato Fire.
We flew home from Arco, Idaho to Alamogordo NM, on a DC-3, it came out of Missoula Montana where it's stationed for the Smoke Jumpers. (It's not a radial engine; it's turbine )
2006 potato fire Deer Fire white sands crew 1 usfs