I headed up that way today anyway to go to the horses' weekly lesson with their trainer and I took a few photos before their lesson. Once their lessons were over, I headed back toward Idyllwild. I figured I'd drive as far as I could and take photos. There were quite a few other folks pulling over alongside the road taking photos and talking with one another. I met a nice gentleman from Anza who told me that last night the sky glowed red. Ugh.
The smoke from this fire is quickly filling up the Coachella Valley with smoke. I mean, it's BAD. There were ashes all over our cars this morning and the dogs don't want to go out. I drove out to COSTCO this afternoon and took additional photos with my little Nikon Coolpix. The sun was red from all the smoke.
Hubby is off Thursday, so we may grab our cameras and head back up the mountain that afternoon.
Here are a few pics from this morning and noon. This fire is a pretty scary thing. As some of you know, these mountains have VERY few roads on them. Basically, the fire is just going where it wants to go...sigh...I took the first photo in the morning. The others I took about 12:30 p.m. What a difference a few hours made...