Then the sun came up and the orange-brown was vivid in the sky. We were getting smoke from the Santa Barbara Fire in the Antelope Valley. Before heading home I had to fuel my Titan at the Shoppette and then go to the Exchange. When I walked out of the Exchange, I could actually smell it. Jets taking off would be lost from sight in short order as it was heavy over Edwards AFB.
I stopped at the turnoff to California City and shot some pictures with the Trusty Nikon...and here they are for your perusal.
|Cal City Boulevard looking North|
|The San Gabriel Mountains|
|Another view of the San Gabriels|
|The San Gabriels all but invisible in the smoke|
|Looking West along the 58 toward the Tehachapi|
|Another shot West along with the utilities service road|
|Another view of Cal City Boulevard|
The Old Retired Petty Officer asks for prayers for the people affected by this fire.
Here is a bit from the story about the fire............
"The fire had scorched 4,000 acres and was just 5 percent contained, officials stated Friday on the U.S. Forest Service’s Inciweb fire information site.
Officials estimated the fire, which has been referred to by authorities as both the Scherpa and Sherpa Fire, would be contained sometime Wednesday afternoon, according to the site."