A stake young women camp ended suddenly after a raging forest fire sprang up near their campground, but, because of previous promptings, the leaders were already prepared.
On Thursday, August 2nd 2018 the Fremont California Stake young women attending Camp Liahona at Clark Fork, California, spent the first half of the day hiking and swimming at beautiful Pinecrest Lake. But by 7:30 that evening, their leaders would have them packed and evacuating in cars to escape the Donnell Fire. Looking back on this experience, their leaders can now see that clearly, so many tender mercies and small miracles attended them, even before they headed to camp.
Shortly before camp was to begin, the Fremont Stake was notified that the lake where they normally hiked would not be available. The leaders could have chosen to hike the alternate trail, which they had conquered in years past, but instead it was decided they would investigate other possibilities. What they discovered was the beauty of Pinecrest Lake – a safe and well-protected lake just off the highway that leads toward Sonora Pass and Camp Liahona at Clark Fork, with a very nice 4-mile trail around the lake.
The Ferguson Fire was burning over 100 miles south of camp in another county as the stake prepared for their week, and the Carr Fire was 200 miles to the west. Even considering the distance of these calamities, the Stake Young Women’s President was impressed to order facemasks to take to camp.