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A Summer Of Fire   Leave a comment

Yesterday’s Sunset from Off Our Patio — Image by kenne

Some of the wildfires in the west began with the Bighorn Fire here in the Santa Catalina Mountains back in June.
Since then fires have continued to ravage the west. Sadly, all the climate models have projected data
predicting the conditions for a perfect storm.

Meanwhile, there are currently five storms in the Atlantic. It’s time to
stop climate-denial or conspiracy thinking and believe in science. 
Pease, let’s not let politics win out over science.

— kenne    

Bighorn Fire Photos, June 9, 2020   1 comment

 

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Bighorn Fire-11-06-09-20-72Bighorn Wildfire In the Pusch Ridge Wilderness, Santa Catalina Mountains (June 9, 2020) — Images by kenne

The bighorn wildfire that was lightning-caused June 5, 2020, has now entered the upper elevation of Pima Cayon in the
Pusch Ridge Wilderness. The fire has now burned 3,277 acres. At various times, depending on wind conditions,
the mountains
and foothills are covered with a haze of smoke. — kenne

Bighorn Fire In Pusch Ridge Wilderness   1 comment

big-horn-fire-1-for-web-72The Bighorn Wildfire burns in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness near Oro Valley on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
The fire was caused by lightning on the evening of June 5, 2020. —
Christopher Conover/AZPM

The Bighorn Wildfire grew to about 200 acres on Saturday. Officials with the Coronado National Forest said Saturday afternoon
that three hotshot crews were on scene working to contain the fire.

Tanker planes and helicopters have been dropping fire retardant and water on the fire burning less than a mile from La Reserve.

The wildfire has impacted several trails in the Catalinas: Romero Canyon; Pusch Peak; Pima Canyon; Finger Rock; Ventana Canyon.

Bighorn WIldfire from Patio-72Bighorn Wildfire smoke glows red and orange in the setting sun. — Image from his patio by kenne

Years After The Fire Gallery   Leave a comment

After the Fire CollageYears After The Fire Gallery (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Images by kenne

“If the world was perfect,
it wouldn’t be.”

— Yogi Berra

 

 

Monitoring The Catalina Wildfire   2 comments

Yesterday’s conditions cause a seven-day brush fire to start-up again, but with winds dying down, clouds moving in and lower temperatures has reduced the number of fires on the front ridge of the Catalina’s. This morning has already brought some rain to the area, without lightning.

— kenne

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