We had a solar field assignment yesterday in Rosemond. Left home pretty confident that the valley is in good shape, because the fire is not traveling toward us.
6:00pm, in Hemet, starving, tired and just want to get back home....looking forward to have a big burger at the local cafe...... Checkpoint creep official dummy at the bottom of the hill says we cannot go up. Roads are all closed. But Garner Valley is clear and we need to go home. He says: NO! Don't even try any of the other roads, they are all closed.
Well..... we are going home and you are NOT going to stop us!
Into the woods!
|This is the side of Thomas Mountain, which is the range dividing the Anza Valley from Garner Valley.|
We found a dirt road from Hemet to get to this mountain road.
|Up and up we go, climbing the truck on the dirt road. Beautiful country side!|
Missed the traffic anyway.....
|Made it up to the top and looking down to Garner Valley, we have a nice view of the fire that's raging near Idyllwild.|
|This is the same spot on the fire we are looking at from our house back in the hills north of our valley.|
|Almost looks like Idyllwild is in big trouble.|