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Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby frediver » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:31 pm

I just went over the regs. and could not find any info. on wood stoves like the Zip,
nimblewill, or Emberlit backpack stoves. All the regs said was No Campfire, Camp stoves are ok. Anyone have more info.?
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby frediver » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:33 pm

Sorry, double post phone glitch.
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby justm » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:11 pm

Good question. I have a bushbuddy stove and a trail designs inferno, so I've often wondered about using them in no fire zones. I rarely see rangers in the back country ( except for Yosemite) so getting caught isn't to much of an issue. I would assume they would regard it as a fire. If they would give you some sort of ticket? I doubt it.
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby TahoeJeff » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:58 pm

I would call the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit office: (530) 543-2600, or the Eldorado National Forest Pacific Ranger District Office: (530) 647-5415 and ask them directly. I would not just go ahead and do it 'cause getting caught isn't an issue or you doubt they would give you a ticket.
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby caddis » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:58 pm

Regardless of regulations...

It's only illegal if you get caught :thumbsup:
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby freestone » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:03 pm

My understanding is woodburning stoves are not allowed above 10400 feet, even if you carry the wood above the threshold. Best to call the agency issuing the permit before making plans. It's not totally about scaring or wildfire danger.
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby TahoeJeff » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:09 pm

Oh man, is this toungue in cheek, or do you guys forego wilderness permits and fishing licenses too?
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:21 pm

"Campfires are prohibited in Desolation Wilderness to reduce human-caused fires, impacts to vegetation from firewood collection, and to reduce the visual impacts of fire rings and surface scarring. Your Wilderness Permit is also your campfire permit for your gas camp stove while visiting the Desolation Wilderness."

No fires means no wood stoves.
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby justm » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:29 pm

Tahoejeff...Ive always gotten wilderness permits as required, never built fires in restricted areas, packed out trash, use catch and release flyfishing. This was a just wonder if deal. I'm not a sierra yahoo I beg your parden!
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Re: Wood Stove, Desolation Wwilderness

Postby caddis » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:27 am

TahoeJeff wrote:Oh man, is this toungue in cheek, or do you guys forego wilderness permits and fishing licenses too?
No..not tongue in cheek. It's a dumb-arse regulation....right up there with carrying your used TP out of the woods
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