Sunday, May 05, 2013

Springs Fire

Today's post subject was supposed to be Mexican. But the only idea I had for that involved driving and the jeep has been in the shop, I thought it better to post on a more timely subject of the Springs fire. These photos were taken Friday night.
Sunsets during a fire are always mesmerizing

On Thursday, the skies were blue but there was a distinct smoke trail some 40 miles west. I had hoped to take some pics of it Friday but, the wind had changed. It was so smoky at the creek, I got an instant headache hiking.
This is the smoke line coming from 40 miles away!

There was also another fire much closer 8 miles or so down Chevy Chase Canyon. But the fire department made quick work of that and except for a freeway closure, there wasn't much of an issue with that one.

Smoke traveling up the canyon

Above is Mt. Lukens - tallest point in Los Angeles County. The "clouds" to the left is actually smoke from the Springs Fire. The right side is smoke from the Canyons fire as they were calling the Chevy Chase Canyon fire.


harrispen said...

Scary stuff those fires. I'm glad we don't get much of that. Stay safe.


GOOSE said...

I sure they get it put our soon.

rottrover said...

Someone used her big girl camera! Beautiful!!

Priscilla Phang said...

The fires sound so scary! Stay safe!

The pictures are beautiful!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Rott, nope... iphone!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The photos are gorgeous, but the fires would scare our Mom. She is always worried the fires will come close to her son and family.

Iphone pics, really? Awesome.

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