As we make our way north, the probability of wildfires is ever increasing. Today we awoke to smoke in the air and trapped within the valleys around us. Let’s hope the land doesn’t cook too much before we can enjoy it.

“A wildfire burning in southern Oregon has grown to nearly 9,000 acres as of Saturday morning, forestry officials say, as close to 900 firefighters battle the blaze. The Milepost 97 fire south of Canyonville was sparked Wednesday by an illegal campfire, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry, flooding nearby communities with unhealthy levels of smoke.”

Read more on oregonlive.com

The Milepost 97 Fire is approx 100 miles west of the PCT. It’s big enough to have its own Facebook page:

Milepost 97 Fire