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Bixby Bridge will be fully closed Sun-Thurs 10 pm – 6:30 am for 3 weeks starting 7/12/21)
Portions of Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District are still closed in the area of the Dolan Fire including Nacimiento-Fergusson and portions of South Coast Ridge Road. Businesses are open.
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“But the love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need- if only we had the eyes to see. Original sin, the true original sin, is the blind destruction for the sake of greed of this natural paradise which lies all around us – if only we were worthy of it.” Edward Abbey (thanks for the quote, Barbara Woyt)
That is why my heart hurts when I see so much of this:
These are just a few examples through photos taken this past Saturday. I took dozens more that same day — over 100 cars in 5 miles. If only we could see. We are not worthy of the beauty. We miss so much while thinking we are enjoying the wilderness, when we are in fact destroying it.
Another photo that epitomizes what California and her fire fighters are facing this year. I do not know for sure which fire this is, or the exact date it was taken, but I believe it was taken in the last few days and it is probably the Dixie Fire up north, but I am not certain. Dixie is a monster.
Remember to support our local fire fighters at the annual Muster this Saturday at the State Park.
The Dixie Fire from Chico, CA from Rose Welch yesterday:
Red Flag Warning for dry lightning, in effect from 11 AM Sunday to 5 PM PDT Monday for Monterey County, CA. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. Affected Areas: Santa Lucia Mountains, Los Padres National Forest, and Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=59783626