If you arrived here in response to a notice that I’d posted something new, I apologize. I tried reblogging one of my old posts, just to see how it worked, and decided it was too big a mess to leave in place (confirming my conviction that Reblog is a bad tool and I don’t want anyone reblogging my material). All I really wanted to do was put up this picture from an old post.
Sure could use a view like this again, real soon. The High Park Fire continues to burn and this evening jumped a highway and the Poudre River along its northern perimeter. Fire officials had hoped the river would contain the fire. It has been contained on the east and south, where the largest populations were threatened, but it consumed another 2,000 acres today. Burnouts are being conducted along the western and northwestern edges in an effort to keep it from reaching extremely flammable beetle kill areas. Containment overall is estimated now at 15%-20%. Some 70 square miles have been charred, making this the third largest fire in Colorado history.