Black Crater Fire

The internet and phone service were both down in Camp Sherman yesterday afternoon and evening, which is when I would normally write the next day’s Antiplanner. So instead I took some night photos of the Milli Fire, which was burning on about 256 3,500 acres a few miles from here.

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Next Monday, Camp Sherman will enjoy 90 seconds of total eclipse. Local residents are torn between hoping for clear skies and hoping that smoke from the fires obscures the view so the millions of eclipse-watching tourists go somewhere else.

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6 thoughts on “Black Crater Fire

  1. Frank

    Great shot.

    “Local residents are torn between hoping for clear skies and hoping that smoke from the fires obscures the view so the millions of eclipse-watching tourists go somewhere else.”

    My friend just got back from a few days at Waldo Lake. On his way south on 97 to 138, he said it was a steady stream of north-bound cars, most of which had CA plates. I’m ready for all talk of the eclipse to be over, and even more ready for the annoying Californians to go home.

  2. metrosucks

    My friend just got back from a few days at Waldo Lake. On his way south on 97 to 138, he said it was a steady stream of north-bound cars, most of which had CA plates. I’m ready for all talk of the eclipse to be over, and even more ready for the annoying Californians to go home.

    It’s what I feared.

    Frank, what’s your take on the fact that Californians seem so good at ruining everything? It’s truly mystifying. Maybe it’s because they’re all crammed together in those huge cities and have lost some civility as a result?

  3. Frank

    I’m surprised these math captchas aren’t keeping the highwayman out, although Rainman was really good at math, so…

    Regarding CA, as a “Californian” who lived seven miles south of the Oregon border as a kid, everyone south of Mt. Shasta sucks; those Californians who live farther south are certain kind of dick. It has gotten much, much worse since the 1990s. The sense of entitlement is awful. They come in and try to take our womena and jobs. Someone should build a wall. Can’t wait to watch the Bay Area assholes lose everything in the next crash. Then they can move to Siskiyou county and subsist on sage and chicken eggs.

  4. metrosucks

    Frank,

    I think you were just venting, but please don’t wish those people to come over to the Siskiyou’s. That’s a nice area that would get totally destroyed by millions of Cali assholes. I’ve been around there a lot and it’s the kind of area where people can still get away from it all for a few days. Even on the California side of the border.

    Regarding highwayman, can I humbly suggest requiring people to type in “The US is not missing 100k miles of rail” or “rail sucks”. Actually typing that would probably cause him to implode.

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