Young Men & Fire Topics for Discussion

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What spurred the author to make the trek to Mann Gulch?

Would Maclean have become involved in the fire if he had been back east rather than at the cabin in Seely Lake?

How might the fire have been handled differently today?

Why did the fire service think that the homesteaders started the fire?

What possible explanation is there for the appearance of the Black Ghost?

Robert Sallee did not want to return to Mann Gulch but felt it was his duty. Why do you think Sallee felt obligated?

If you had been at Mann Gulch would you have gone to help fight the fire? Explain your reasons.

How do you think the Mann Gulch fire affected the way the Smokejumpers performed on future missions?

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