Along many of the boundary fences on the grasslands, the Forest Service has cleared the brush and trees. The cleared area is about twenty feet wide from the fence. So it is constructed to create fire edges to control a fire. In fact, it is called a control line. I had always just called them fire lines on the grasslands. However, technically speaking fire lines are scaped to the bare earth. Whereas control lines are not. Anyway, fire trucks can drive down the line. So the lines are along the boundary fences, but also can be across any part of a unit. But whatever you call them, the lines make for easier walking. 🙂
We left the pond. And headed back towards the control line.