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8.8 Mile  SOUTH LOOP
Up Mt. Charleston Real Time
REAL TIME
2&3xSPEED
Videos from Nov. 2011
7.2 Mile RAIN TREE
Up/Down (Mt. Charleston)
REAL TIME
2x SPEED
4 1/2 Hr NORTH LOOP UP
4 Hr NORTH LOOP DOWN
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1Hour HIGHLIGHTS UP
1Hour HIGHLIGHTS DN
July 4/5 2013 Fire Videos by:   William Reynolds
A specially equipped "firefighter drone chopper", similar to a  MQ-8C Fire Scout  (or their likes), could have stopped the fire in the first few hours after the thunderstorm had passed.
"Where is a Howard Hughes, when we needed one?"
Also, a Howard Hughes would have a 100 of those stationed in every western state, taking off as soon as a thunderstorm had passed to attack the fires - and not wait until it gets out of control!"
My suggestion below  dates from July 2013, at the height of the fire!
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NOTE:  Some videos may have been removed by now!
(Excerpts from my July/Aug. 2013 web page)
Mt. Charleston South Loop Trail
(now damaged by wildfire)
Mt. Charleston Mummy Mountain
& Raintree (Saved!)
At the Western Governors Conference on 12 / 12 / 2013 the concept of a "Firefighter Drone Chopper" fleet was proposed.  
by HikealongPete
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