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Wildfires Near Us

We forgot about these. When we worked at a campground in Bishop, CA, we experienced several wildfires near us. One of them created smoke that we originally thought was fog.

About mid-way through Montana while driving on Interstate 94, we noticed haze in the distance on the horizon.

That Haze (click to enlarge photo)

We thought it was pollution at first. However, when we arrived at our current campground near Anaconda, MT, the smell was unmistakeable — something was burning.

Besides the smell, we’ve been noticing how dry Montana is. The ground looks like straw . . .

Flirt Matches the Ground

Luckily, we’re only in the path of the smoke from these fires. On Friday we’re on our way again to a spot up the road from Missoula. Here are some photos from our current campground . . .


We met Micky, a retire nurse, full timing in a small casita. Her blog is here — Wandering Spirit.

She is traveling with two beautiful Golden Retrievers — 11-year-old Shiloh and 14-year-old Joy . . .

Shiloh (left) & Joy (right)


Micky was also traveling with a cardboard cutout of Mick Jagger . . .


5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kathleen Hughes #

    Yeah, good to avoid wildfires. You sure meet interesting people along the way…as well as dog friends for Flirt. Happy trails out there. Kath

    August 25, 2017
  2. emhuze609 #

    GAAAAA.. do you have to go to that next place that is sooo close to the Sunrise fire?

    Be Safe.. please.

    Mary H.

    August 25, 2017
  3. Jan #

    It RAINED last night. We can see some blue sky today! We are watching this carefully.

    August 25, 2017
  4. Bob #

    We are in Bozeman not far behind you, seeing the same haze and smoke. We are far enough away that we do not smell it yet. I’m sure that’s going to change when we head north to the Glacier Park area. As we get north of the Great Falls area, I am expecting it to begin to clear.

    August 25, 2017

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