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I stumbled on the Facebook page of one of the local establishments just west of the fire...  they have some good photos posted...

this one is my favorite even though you don't see any physical damage from the fire...  it does remind us of what the wildlife in the area will deal with over the next several months...

No, this fawn is not hurt...   just hiding!!!   Normally it would be hiding in  a few inches of grass and you wouldn't even see it.

Just a few days ago the big red dog and I were walking in the woods.  She was lagging behind sniffing at something (she can be such a dog) so I had stopped to wait.  Suddenly, from about 10-15 feet away a fawn jumped up and ran away.  It was bigger than this one  and I'm sure mom was not far away.  The fawn was supposed to just lay there and let me walk by...  but when I stopped it might have gotten nervous...   or maybe it could hear or see the big red dog slowly approaching and it got beyond it's comfort range. 

The funny part is I had the video camera with me...  but it happened so fast and I was so startled I didn't even think about the camera until the dog was over inspecting the scene.

Anyway...  back to Duck Lake:



several more at:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150830124296184.386711.223669201183&type=3
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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2012, 07:34:44 PM »

Mlive is doing a series on the aftermath and the recovery of this devastating fire.  The link below is from Sunday and they were supposed to have another one today but I can't seem to find it.  I'll look again later.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/return_to_the_duck_lake_fire_z.html

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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2012, 08:18:49 PM »

Part 2 is here, BRD:

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/racing_against_insects_and_win.html

Racing against insects and winter: Loggers work to wring value from the Duck Lake fire devastation
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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2012, 08:23:26 AM »

Part 2 is here, BRD:

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/racing_against_insects_and_win.html

Racing against insects and winter: Loggers work to wring value from the Duck Lake fire devastation


Thanks skittelroo...    I'd seen it earlier in the day on my tablet and then couldn't find it on the desktop version of Mlive...   maybe I just had my eyes closed at the wrong time ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2012, 09:27:24 AM »

Part 2 is here, BRD:

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/racing_against_insects_and_win.html

Racing against insects and winter: Loggers work to wring value from the Duck Lake fire devastation



Sick... :(
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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2012, 01:47:46 PM »

Thanks skittelroo...    I'd seen it earlier in the day on my tablet and then couldn't find it on the desktop version of Mlive...   maybe I just had my eyes closed at the wrong time ;) ;) ;)

I didn't find it there either until I did a search of their site. 
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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2012, 01:54:10 PM »


Sick... :(

I don't thnk it is all that bad, Baggins. 
 From the article I posted:


Of 21,069 acres in the Duck Lake fire zone, 15,700 are on public land. Within 36 days, logging rights were sold by the state for just under 10,000 of those acres. Dead and damaged trees were under attack by beetles.

Nobody wants two-by-fours with holes in them.


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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2013, 07:58:35 PM »

There was so much damage to the area from the fire that they've moved a local dog sled race to Muskallonge Lake State Park.  When I was young both my maternal and paternal grandparents lived in this area.  We even went camping at the State Park a few times.

Article:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Sled-dog-race-moves-to-Muskallonge-Lake-State-Park/-/1719418/17963726/-/1hcb7uz/-/index.html



Map below:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=46.67865,-85.46608&z=12&t=H&marker0=46.69504%2C-85.41866%2C13.9%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Crisp%20Point%20MI&marker1=46.67730%2C-85.62714%2C24.2%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luce%20County%20MI
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It's been over 3 years since the fire burned through.  Here are some updated photos and information of what has happened since the fire.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/06/03/life-reborn-upper-peninsula-wildfire/85381152/
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I've seen at least three major wildfires in the UP in the last few weeks...

none that approach the size of the Duck Lake fire though!
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Re: Anyone else following the 'Duck Lake' wildfire in the upper peninsula?
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2017, 11:31:59 AM »

We did some driving and some hiking through norther edge of the burned area while we were up there.  Lots of evergreen trees coming back and are about 3-4 feet tall.  Was very interesting (but sad) to see new buildings and cottages at the Rainbow Lodge and yet see the completely untouched area of the DNR campground at the mouth of the Two Hearted River.  Maybe 500 feet between them...  one area unscathed and the other untouched by the fire.  I'm still curious how the campground avoided the fire. 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/RAINBOW+LODGE/@46.6969337,-85.421186,727m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x66dd5a26f52ae9f8!8m2!3d46.6958797!4d-85.4203116

Nest time we can get away and go up to that area we'll do some exploring down around the Pike Lake area but this time I was working on a project that kept me along the north edge of the fire area.

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