It was cloudy here yesterday and Monday. As I drove home from school, I could hear a helicopter flying up Highway 74. (Highway 74 is the mountain road through our local mountains, which goes to either Anza, Hemet, or Idyllwild). This was at the southern base, near Palm Desert, on the desert side. Turns out, there was a fire burning back in one of the canyons. A helicopter was making trips to a golf course pond to pick up water and drop it on the fire. So far, it was only about 3-4 acres. (Here's the news link to the story: http://www.kesq.com/news/fire-breaks-out-in-palm-desert-mountains-near-hwy-74/-/233092/20049342/-/4rtop1/-/index.html) I could hear the helicopter all afternoon from our house. Hope it is all out by now...Apparently another helicopter came to lift fire fighters up to the Art Smith trail. I took this photo yesterday morning, out by Interstate 10, looking up at our mountains.