Today marks the six-year anniversary of the tragic, Granite Mountain wildfire incident that took the lives of 19 brave hotshots.
These men were on Granite Mountain maintaining a wildfire that was caused by lighting. An unexpected shift in the wind changed the fires direction, leaving these men trapped with the blazing fire closing in on them.
To honor their memories and their eternal bond the Hotshots & Journey hiking trails take you along the route these men took to their final resting place. Along the way you’ll discover facts not only about wildfire information but also about each and every man that perished at this site.
Learning about these men and hiking along the same route as they took in their final journey, makes this trail heavy in emotion.
Today, the fire is long extinguished and new growth emerges from the burnt areas.
it’s hard to comprehend what a terrible scene this all must have looked like, six years ago today.
You can find the story here.
Today let’s remember these young men who tragically lost their lives protecting others from the fire.
May they all rest in peace.