UPDATE: It’s raining down in Arnold, and supposedly even closer in Diamond Springs!! YAY!!
Still dry on the deck of View from the Low Granite Outcropping.
82,00 acres burned and 10% contained, they chased it up into the lost zone where the trees run out and there’s only granite – no fuel. As far as I can tell, Tahoe is gonna get some spectacular sunsets. The have a full contingent, practically a regiment from all over, poised up outside Georgetown, site of the Fools Gold Enduro where I smashed my finger. It seems like the plan is this: The Fire went up past Icehouse on the South Fork to Hell Hole reservoir and then is trapped up there since when it hits tree-line there’s no more burn-fuels. If it goes back down towards Georgetown it runs into the old fire-burn from ten-plus years ago and again there’s much less fue. No thanks to the Hippies and Gov. FS.
In Hangtown and surrounding the smoke is thick. There’s a Raley’s supermarket parking lot next to the Fairgrounds that is overflowing with firefighting vehicles and men from all over California and Idaho and other states – thank you. Next to the parking lot there are rows and rows of tents. I hope asshole who drive through with the dumbass boom-boom bass running music get their windows smashed. These guys need some rest.
We went up to Gold Hill in the morning and in a few places I thought I might need the wipers to see any distance – valley eddies thick and cloying with smoke, burnt-smelling with horses and goats who don’t know the danger that passed over – stink even through the air-filter.
Thanks going out everywhere to the Fire Fighters, especially the Hot Shots who go in danger’s way…It’s moderate today, not in the high 90’s like earlier, only 85 or so – if it’s danger, “Get miles away…”
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