Sunday, July 6, 2008

Later Sunday evening

The fire does seem to be more active today. David at Tassajara reported that there was a lot of active smoke visible.

On the northeastern edge, the fire has reached the top of
Uncle Sam Mountain. Flames are now visible from Cachagua and parts of Carmel Valley.

The collected fire perimeter data for Google Earth from the Western Trails Network is now here. This also includes the northern dozer lines for this, and previous, fires.

12 comments:

Tim said...

I just updated the Google maps on SFZC.org. The new satellite data startled me. The fire has advanced significantly from the SW, a direction it wasn't really moving in from, and it is now 1.09 miles from Tassajara. It spread nearly 3 miles in the last 12 hours.

Fire Map.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks Tim. It's startling to think it's just a few minutes walk from my favorite place in the world. My thoughts are with all the people there tonight.

Amina said...

From what you've reported, it's not dangerous to be at Tassajara right now, but if it becomes so, please don't stay.

Author: Maia Duerr said...

Folks, this is a forest fire. How can it not be dangerous? Tassajara is in a canyon, canyons can act as chimneys for fire, and fire is incredibly unpredictable. It is my sincerest hope that everyone there and supporting Tassajara remembers the preciousness of this human rebirth... and gets out very soon.

John said...

Tim,

Could you please help me on my update of google earth. I just realized I was still getting the same 3 or 4 day old data on my screen. How do you download the site to keep current?

Sheyne Murray said...

Best of luck to you, I hope our efforts helped. Sheyne Murray

Tim said...

John,

Check on the left side under "Places" and deselect any of the older files. The newest files (for me) end up at the bottom of the list.

Tim

vegchef said...

I can't thank you enough for this blog. Please don't stay if the fire gets too close.

joan schwartz said...

Thank you for these updates. I was scheduled to be with you during this time, and life intruded. Instead I am sitting on the east coast, breathing with you all, very aware of both the fragility and resilience of our wonderful tassajara, and of your very precious lives . . .please take care

catwrangler said...

I want to believe that the fire won't burn any of the buildings at Tassjara but my gut tells me that is not going to be true. Seeing the latest fire map and knowing that fire is so close, I hope that everyone who is there at Tassajara will either be able to fight fire without incident or evacuate. We were the guests who had the double flat tires on the 4W drive so I know it can be hard getting out of Tassajara! As I sit in my office in Goleta - I can see the fires buring on our mountains here. My thoughts are with all!

pappa said...

To "Sitting with Fire"I value your information immensely. I was born in Chico, Calif and moved at age 15 with my folks folks back to their native country Sweden, and i still have my US citizenship. My son Johan, I visited at Green Gulch Farm in Jan 07. Johan is right smack in the middle of it at Tassajara. Therefore, I cherish all the information you provide for me. No matter what the outcome my Son has all our support( my Wife and Me). We have made our choices in life. He is making his. I do believe in God, in my own peculiar way, and i am praying that you all come out of this fire story without any disablements. The last year I have started to learn about Buddhism, and I believe the world would be a much better place if we all practised much of it. I ty to live "now" and I love the whole lot of you who are working so hard for Tassajara right now. My prayers are with you.Johans father Peter, and a special greeting to Mark.

andy_handler said...

Pappa Peter:
I worked with Johan this summer in the Garden. If you send me your email address I have a wonderful picture of your son. All my best to you, and all involved. Andy
andy_handler@yahoo.com