On Sunday before the firestorm of June 26th, I went for one of our favorite walks in Blodget Peak Open Space. I'm so glad I did. It was smoky and hard to breathe, but it was the last time I got to see it in its former beauty. I took this video to get a shot of the helicopter, but now I like it for the view (and because this open space is now indefinitely closed).
Happily, these mountains and hills didn't burn as completely as the mountains from us south to Mountain Shadows. There's a lot of burn, but there's also a bit of green to soften it.
Yesterday Mike and I took a stroll around Peregrine, which looks up at Blodget. It's still surprisingly beautiful. There's even new life already springing forth on the scrub oaks.