Thursday, June 26, 2008
North Mountain Fire
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ok....I'm just west of the edge of Yosemite National Park and this is a particularly messy fire. The terrain makes ground units impossible---steep granite cliffs. So, It's an airshow, but there aren't any Helicopters. There are just too many other fires around the state. We're using the Yosemite copter when we can and we have a 205, and the skycrane is on the way. Annamarie knows I'll be gone until mid-July unless God sends rain. Even with the fire this is beautiful country. Tioga pass must be the most beautiful drive in the state.