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Rim Effects

I had the opportunity today to drive on Hwy 120W in Yosemite through the recently-burned zone. The road reopened at noon today and I went in with a couple of coworkers to reset the little bookstore we have up by … Continue reading

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A few things that make for a good weekend day…

We have blue skies again in El Portal. No smoke. No ash. Just blue skies and cotton-white clouds. The Rim Fire is 75% contained and holding at Tioga Road. I have the day off with no errands to run. I’ve … Continue reading

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Smoky Mornings

The wind has shifted again and so we’ve gone from hazardous air quality to unhealthy. And I’m very grateful. I still don’t want to go outside (which I feel like is saying a lot) but I’m glad my lungs and … Continue reading

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Hello September!

This month has rolled in like a fiery dragon. We’ve got a burning section of wilderness four times the size of San Francisco, flames up to 200 feet in height, and spot fires being thrown up to a mile away … Continue reading

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Safe but Affected

It’s looking like it’s going to get worse before it gets better. The winds shifted yesterday. So instead of being at our back pushing the smoke from the fire (and the fire itself) away from the park and specifically away … Continue reading

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fire experience

The only topic of conversation in the park is fire. And for good reason. This fire is BIG. And growing rapidly. There’s not a one of us unaffected by it. Even more so with the latest news. Tioga Road is … Continue reading

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Rim Fire Map

This image comes from InciWeb. You can see how much the fire is growing each day. Further into Yosemite and closer to Hetch Hetchy.

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