Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fire on the Mountain

Springer Creek Fire. This is the view from the New Denver Dock down the lake towards Slocan City. The fire started picking up on Saturday. I was sailing on the lake and could see the smoke coming out of the heli logging clearcuts where they did some slash pile burning this spring. Perhaps the hot weather picked up some old burns that were still smoldering. On Saturday evening we were up on Idaho Peak doing a little paragliding and there was a smoke inferno billowing up. By Sunday night the flames were visible from New Denver.

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