Archive for July, 2014

Slide Fire vs Oak Creek Canyon – an update

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Now that the smoke has cleared (No, ‘m not proud of that – but what would you write?) on the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon, we can begin to survey what is left. It appears that no actual structures were lost (though some by literally inches), and that some or all of the Wset Fork of Oak Creek Canyon might have been spared. The area is still closed, so we don’t really know yet, but the initial surveys seem promising. The forest service flew a plane over the area shortly after containment in late May:

http://youtu.be/MAtm8PNr-Cg

 

In related news, in my ongoing quest to circumvent the bandwidth storage restrictions on this website (which severely trunctae how many pictures I can display), I havce started a tumbler: http://lostyet.tumblr.com/   Now you know.