This was the first time I've ever been to Fire Crew with no one
around! It was great despite that the soaking wasn't. The pools were
either too cold and/or filled with goobers like stagnant water foam,
algae and silt. It was a nice day, there was plenty of trash and
land abuse evidence though. At least the trash level has gone down
somewhat. If you visit this area please take some extra time to pick
up some trash and if you must ORV please stay in designated areas.
Fire Crew was packed, and I don't even know why! Kiddies were all over the place as were fishers, floaters, ORVers and campers. After most of the 4th of July campers headed out we ventured over to find a guy sitting on the edge of the second of two pools. He sat on the edge (where the hot meets cold) because the water two feet beyond him was freezing. The only other pool was nearly landlocked, and was extremely hot. It's always nice to soak even if it is only your legs.
The setting was nice, but all the trash offset much of the view. It was horrifying to see the mess all of the campers left behind.
Some people shouldn't be allowed to leave their resident concrete jungle. Our buddy at Fire Crew was even kind enough to carve a few donuts with his 4-wheeler in a couple camp sites before his soak. We later heard him and his friend firing their guns off at random intervals throughout the night, drunk as can be.
Fire Crew wasn't worth it this time, maybe next. However, nearby Rocky Canyon HS yielded a nice soak, almost perfect. You'll find Fire Crew north of Crouch and Rocky Canyon HS, and South of
Moondipper and Pine Burl