The Eric Marsh Foundation is actively raising funds for the families of Captain Ian H. McBeth, first officer Paul Clyde Hudson, and flight engineer Rick A. DeMorgan Jr., who were killed fighting fire in Australia on Coulson Tanker 134. These men gave so much in service to their global community, lets show their families how much their sacrifice means to all of us. Money will never bring these amazing men back, but it will make the futures of their families much less scary. I have donated through the Eric Marsh Foundation- now its your turn. -Amanda Marsh Widow of fallen Granite Mountain Hot Shot, Eric Marsh

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Trail

The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park is located in Yarnell, Arizona and serves as a tribute to the brave 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots.  The Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shot Crew was a team of dedicated wildland firefighters committed to their brothers with unwavering support.  On June 30th, 2013 – they made their final stand.  The 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots were overrun in a box canyon while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. 

Granite Mountain Hot Shots

Eric Marsh, Superintendent

Jesse Steed, Captain

Clayton Whitted, SB

Travis Carter, SB

Travis Turbyfill, LC

Chris MacKenzie, LC

Andrew Ashcraft, LC

Joe Thurston, CM

Wade Parker, CM

Anthony Rose, CM

Garret Zuppiger,CM

Scott Norris, CM

Dustin Deford, CM

William Warneke, CM

Kevin Woyjeck, CM

John Percin, CM

Grant McKee, CM

Sean Misner, CM

 

Their Legacy

The Granite Mountain Hot Shots left behind a testament to life.  If you hike the Granite Mountain Hot Shot trail you will see the rugged beauty and challenging terrain that the Hotshots loved and fought to protect.  You will see the lives that were lived and loved at each marker along the trail.  You will be reminded again and again, that life is precious and there are no guarantees. 

 

 

State Park

Arizona State Parks has more information about the trail here.