Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We planned on parking at Vedavu up in Wyoming, west of Cheyenne. When we approached there, the smoke was so heavy it was burning my eyes.
So I kept rolling west through the smoke. We didn't start finding some relief until west of Laramie, bound for the Snowy Mountains. We were rolling along wyoming 130 and managed to drive around the northern tip of the smoke cloud.
It was like an approaching wall... And we got around it... To find, since our last trip here, three years ago that fully half of the timber has succumbed to pine beetle.
All the boondock camps we knew of were taken... So we went looking for a FS camp. To find most of them are closed for safety... All the dead trees are falling over. :( Finally found a spot in part of one camp that was open...
Had to come down to Centennial to check on things and send out a post...
Hiding from the fires