In an area I hike quite often, a wildfire has begun.
Starting Monday evening the burn began in the early afternoon. By Tuesday, 400 acres were on fire with only 5% containment. Wednesday, 1,000 acres with 5% containment.
We'll have to wait and see what happens in the days to come. But rest assured two great areas to go and hike are going to be very interesting subjects once this fire is over.
Oh, and the glowing haze is the smoke rolling off the hillside. The fire's color and the long exposure create the red blanket of smoke.
Update: As of Friday 5/18/2012 the fire has grown to 7,300 acres.
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