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URL icon « on: July 12, 2007, 08:03:24 PM »

Please forgive if I have overlooked this info but are contained campfires desirable and/or permitted @ either the academy or rockygrass fest? Thank you!
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URL icon « Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 09:10:35 AM »

Linda -

Campfires are not allowed in the campgrounds at Rockygrass. it's just too dangerous, and too hard on the grounds. Sorry. Frown


Here is a link to the FAQ page on the Planet Bluegrass website:

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URL icon « Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 09:24:15 AM »

Hey Bluegrassdustin, I have allways thought the same thing but this year I looked in the rules on the planet Bluegrass site, they say it's OK to have fires, but only if there isn't a fire ban in the area. I've been comming for more than a decade and have never seen this or a fire on-site. Is this a typo? I would also think it would be to dangerous with the proxsimity of tents and tarps. Could you check this out. 
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URL icon « Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 11:42:16 AM »

Hey Bluegrassdustin, I have allways thought the same thing but this year I looked in the rules on the planet Bluegrass site, they say it's OK to have fires, but only if there isn't a fire ban in the area. I've been comming for more than a decade and have never seen this or a fire on-site. Is this a typo? I would also think it would be to dangerous with the proxsimity of tents and tarps. Could you check this out. 

I'm looking into it...but I'm confident in saying that we do not allow fires in the campgrounds at all, regardless of official fire bans. It's just plain too dangerous in the middle of a sea of tents.

I'll report back with official findings.

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URL icon « Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007, 02:38:17 PM »

My .02.  It's warm enough overnight in Lyons at this time of year that IMHO campfires are not needed.  Besides, many will either be picking, partying or sleeping anyway. Wink
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URL icon « Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007, 06:06:53 PM »

Oh I don't want or need a fire, I was just shocked to see it in the offical rules on the web site for Planet Bluegrass, I'm guessing it applies more for Telluride.
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URL icon « Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007, 10:04:45 AM »

My .02.  It's warm enough overnight in Lyons at this time of year that IMHO campfires are not needed.  Besides, many will either be picking, partying or sleeping anyway. Wink

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So...the website is accurate...for now.

It is required that all fires be ABOVE THE GROUND in a properly designed containment device. We do not want the grounds scarred...and I'm sure you don't either. :)

Keep in mind that the area is VERY prone to fires this time of year...and the tent city that would be home to your fire is always prone to fires...so if you do feel the need to festivate with fire, PLEASE DO SO SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY. A small fire at your campsite is not the same as a blazing bonfire you would have out in the wilderness somewhere. Also, if you build one, DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED. You don't want to be responsible for an ember flying away and catching everything on fire, do you? Frown

I tend to agree with the other statements here, with the desire to roam around and play/listen to music, and the weather being what it is here in July, a campfire is not needed at all.

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URL icon « Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 03:39:19 PM »

Thank you for confirming that, I can feel your reluctance to even posting that notice and have to agree that on-site (specifically) in the vinly and plasic world that is created. A fire seems like a Hindenburg style tragity waiting to happen. It is July in Colorado (at low altitude as well) do you really need a fire?

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URL icon « Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 05:55:23 PM »

Do you ever really need a fire?  How about a glo-stick instead?  I was camping near Creede last weekend, in a USFS campground.  Everyone in the campground was burning everything they could get their hands on, and a blue haze hung over the campground all night and people started burning things again as soon as they woke up.  Now I understand that building and tending a fire while you're camping is some sort of primitive ritual.  Still, it's primitive...  The fire ban makes sense to me on all sorts of levels.  Just my opinion...
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URL icon « Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007, 12:39:37 PM »

Holy hot, it's like a thousand million bazillion degrees at Rockygrass day and night.  I can't imagine wanting ANYTHING warmer than an ice cube in my mouth or a tube under my butt with water running through it.  (The tube, not my butt.  Wait...)   LOL LOL Wink Flower Flower
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URL icon « Reply #10 on: July 17, 2007, 02:35:16 PM »

Good grief, Daniela!  Are you trying to set yourself up or what?  Not me, OK?  I didn't say ANYTHING. 
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URL icon « Reply #11 on: July 17, 2007, 03:02:03 PM »

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