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Thanks to all, from all of us here at Amanda’s. We appreciate your patronage during what has been our most challenging summer. The Las Conchas Fire, the largest in New Mexico State history, seems like a dream (a very bad one). In spite of the devastation, the recreational areas of the Jemez remain untouched and beautiful. We are grateful for that but are mindful of those who lost so much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered.

Of the dozens of fires reported this past fire season, only one was caused by human carelessness. All of the others were either lightning caused or were started by downed power lines….official cause of the Las Conchas Fire.

We thank you all for being fire cautious during such a dry year. Dry seems to be the trend, so we ask for continued responsibility. Thanks for putting your campfires out, dead out. Thanks for leaving your camp cleaner than you found it. Pack it in, pack it out. The Jemez is an amazing part of the world. Thank you for helping to keep it special. All of us ask for continued co-operation with regard to maintaining a beautiful forest.

Of course the camping season is not over yet. Many of the popular forest roads will remain open for camping through December. Those in the know, know that Fall camping is a wonderful experience. Less people, no bugs and better fishing. Have you ever thought of spending Thanksgiving in the woods. Cooking a turkey on a Weber Grill is easy and unforgettable.

I hope to see you all soon.