Snow Blankets 2009 California Fire Grounds

Snow covers the 2009 fire grounds from north to south as the California fire season is finally put to bed. The season officially ended last month but in truth the season never ends. With near certainty I think 2009 is done.

Though it won’t take long for the hills to dry and the winds to return in force at least for now firefighters can rest.

I wanted to show two views of the Angeles National Forest where the 160,000 acre Station Fire burned this past August and September.

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Then and now from the Mt. Wilson tower cam.

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The image below was captured from the Lick Observatory HAMCAMS on 4,200 ft Mt. Hamilton east of San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A few readers here will recognize the Copernicus Lookout at the top of the peak. One July 4 (circa 1981) I took my crew to the Lookout and we could see fireworks as far away as San Francisco…….

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