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Re: Rim Fire from 30,000 Feet

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avatar Rim Fire from 30,000 Feet
August 26, 2013 06:46PM
Flew over Yosemite this afternoon at about 2:30...here are a couple of shots taken with my camera phone out the plane window

In this picture, Tuolumne Meadows is the dark green area in the right foreground, and from there you can follow the Tuolumne River down into the smoke covered Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, and the Lyell fork back upstream to the snowy patches in the lower left, being the Sierra Crest probably around Maclure and Lyell.

In this composite, Yosemite Falls is at the bottom, middle, and El Cap in the bottom right. The granite gash heading from the lower middle up and to the right is the Yosemite Creek drainage heading towards the Mt Hoffman area which is out of the picture. The upper Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne is visible in the smoke to the upper right, while the lower portion, including Hetch Hetchy, is buried behind the smoke. Hopefully, While Wolf is on this side of the smoke.

It is a monster...pray for the folks fighting this one!
Re: Rim Fire from 30,000 Feet
August 26, 2013 08:52PM
Thanks for posting these pictures. They are simply the worst pictures of Yosemite I have ever seen (not your photography!). 160,000 acres and almost 4,000 fire fighters... Godspeed!
Re: Rim Fire from 30,000 Feet
August 27, 2013 03:44AM
Thanks. That helps put things in perspective.
Re: Rim Fire from 30,000 Feet
August 27, 2013 10:49AM
Wow. Thanks for sharing these.
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