I’m leaving town today and for the first time ever, I am happy to be leaving Colorado.
Since I live in Northern Colorado the smoke from the High Park fire is ever present. Smoke is in the air, ash floats down, the sky is all white and the sun struggles to peek through but loses time and again.
The High Park fire has burned almost 45,000 arces and is only 10% contained. Our 8% humidity with no rain in the forecast is working against the effort.
It’s nasty and with drought on the horizon and the forests filled with trees already dead due to the pine beetle bug, all is not well.
Not well at all.
I took these photos on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
- Colorado’s High Park fire on the move (blogs.denverpost.com)
- High Park wildfire ravages northern Colorado – in pictures (guardian.co.uk)
- State Resources Assisting with High Park Fire (#HighParkFire) (coemergency.com)
- Colorado snowpack at 2 percent of normal, leaving the state vulnerable for more wildfires (denverpost.com)
- Colorado wildfire: High Park Fire hurries homeowners, firefighters (denverpost.com)
- Some Containment Reported On High Park Fire (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Photos: High Park wildfire burning out of control; Evacuation notifications sent. (photos.denverpost.com)
- You: Colorado Fire Spreads Across 20,000 Acres (thedailybeast.com)
- Colorado wildfire: Crews make progress on High Park blaze (denverpost.com)
- Community Efforts Mapping Fort Collins Colorado #HighParkFire (gisuser.com)
- High Park Fire in Colorado spread fast, still burning (earthsky.org)