Fire Season Spring 2013

Fire season started here quite early, again, just as the climatologists working on the global picture have predicted. For years. Below is a view of the Powerhouse Fire from here. It’s not that close, in San Francisquito Canyon, west of Littlerock and Palmdale. It is maybe 60 miles away with the San Gabriel Mountains in between.

Last night was eerie. We could definitely smell the smoke all the way to the college and much more here at RSF. Coming home from the school, Phelan Road was a steady stream of headlights as cars made their way down Hwy 138 to Phelan Road to Interstate 15. Greenvalley was being evacuated. The residents can go back now, though the fire (1500 acres) is only 15% contained. Deep appreciation to our California firefighters.

Powerhouse Fire Spring 2013

Powerhouse Fire Spring 2013

About rainshadowfarm

I teach anthropology, am an archaeologist, a drylands agroecologist, community educator, and a single mother of eight grown kids. I currently own and operate an educational and research farm in the southern Mojave Desert, Rainshadow Farm. I'm 100% West Virginia hillbilly. Not necessarily in that order.
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