Grand Canyon

View east/southeast from the first false summit on the Brown Mountain east ridge towards Grand Canyon, an eastward extension of Millard Canyon. Mount Lowe to the left. The strange light reflections probably were caused by the smoke coming from the Sierra Madre fire that day. April 27, 2008.


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lcarreau - May 8, 2008 1:09 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like a

serious situation with the
impending fire season already here.
Are you living in the foothills,
or down in the basin? Hopefully,
some more storms will be coming in
off the Pacific. They're saying
that 'La Nina' has something to do
with this. Take care of yourself!
- Larry


SoCalHiker - May 8, 2008 1:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like a

You may be right and the upcoming fire season may get really bad. Last year was already very bad and this year may get even worse. Luckily, I am usually not affected by the fires directly as I live on the westside but the bad air quality with all the ash in the air over the LA basin still makes life very miserable. And there will be hundreds or thousands again who will loose everything they have. It's really sad...


lcarreau - May 8, 2008 1:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Yes,

and I'm not sure where the solution
lies. Some point their finger at the
home owners (why did you build there?)
while others think the land managers are
to blame. As far as localized weather
patterns & global climate change goes,
what can we really do to control it???
(Perhaps the human race will be given a
chance to start all over again ... on
Mars. Your pictures make me think.)


SoCalHiker - May 8, 2008 2:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes,

That is actually a very interesting but complicated issue. I can certainly understand that many people want to have their own piece of heaven here close to nature. At the same time they need to be aware that they may loose everything they have. Here in LA everybody knows that a major earthquake will hit someday and everybody knows that wildfires will rage every year. And yet millions and millions of people live here...But I agree with you that some land developers seem very ruthless in developing residential areas in narrow, overgrown, fire-prone canyons...

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