A different landscape

I’ve taken two trips this week to view what has happened with the landscape. The first was out to McKern and on, which is about a mile from my place, and also out to Prewitt…this area is the only red line on the southern end in Division Whiskey. I wanted to see how it was doing. I chose a few photos from that trip for a Photo Sunday this coming. It looked good from a fire perimeter perspective, and like the moonscape I have come to expect after fires.

Today, I took a drive up the coast to see if I could tell what the impact could be on the road this winter. I took my “highway man” — Rock Knocker — with me. He actually took me, as he drives and I photographed. I will post the photos below, but we both came away thinking this could be a really rough winter. There are a number of places between JP Burns and Pacific Valley where all hell could break loose. Many places in those areas could become islands and cut off from town/supplies/medical. I say this not to be the proverbial “Debbie Downer” but so that those of you who live between those two points and plan to stay for the winter can stock up accordingly. But then you all know that.

Smoky Sand Dollar
Between PV School & PV Station — this will probably not be a problem for the road
Paul’s Slide — the top of this is all burnt, so this could easily give way this winter.

I easily have a couple dozen more, but you get the idea. Winter will not be kind to our road.