It doesn't appear by quick look that the fires are on the MF ... but the one on the SF might make for some serious smoke in the area.
I was thinking of going into the Seven Devils ... but it looks like fire crews are launching from same place I would launch from. Last year about this time they closed the area I want to backpack in - I'll call first before I go. Or, maybe I'll just stay close to home - archery hunting starts tomorrow.
Kind of depends on what my daughter wants to do ... climb peaks in the Seven Devils ... or get ready for school and play with friends, etc.
Hunting can be slow and frustrating if Mother Nature throws a warm hunting season at you. But things can take a drastic turn for the better with the onset of a cold snap. Whether you get snow or just a good, prolonged cold front, the hunting can improve on a dime. But cold whether can also make certain parts of the hunt more tedious. Here are some things to keep in mind when your prayers for cold weather finally pay off.
You can see a your quarry's breath when it is cold outside...