This is my 200th painting on canvas. I never expected that I would produce those kinds of numbers, I wanted number 200 to be something special. During our last visit to Yarnell Arizona I was able to hike the seven plus mile trail that the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots took on June 30 2013.....the day they were over run by fire. I took a number of pictures at the deployment site and one in particular caught my eve. The state erected 19 wire boxes, gabion baskets and crosses ,one for each Hot Shot. Families have brought to the site hats , gloves, ribbons ,flags and many other meaningful items to honer their men. The fast moving fire caught them in a box canyon with no time to escape. Hot Shots are trained for rugged conditions , both weather related and terrain . The gear they carry weighs about sixty pounds and adding a Pulaski Axe for chopping and trenching. The other firefighter is from the New York area working the recovery site at the Twin Towers .The three other men are raising the flag where the towers came down on 911. 343 men died that day with another 200 from toxic air they inhaled cleaning up the area. For more information and pictures on both Yarnell and 911 go to my featured pages. NOTE :This painting is not for sale but will be available soon as a sighed and numbered poster.