Keith and Leslie went into Tassajara and out today. Even though we were both here during the Marble Cone fire, seeing the hillsides so gray and bare was disturbing. We know that rebirth happens when the spring rains come (hopefully gentle and not 100-year storms like in 1977), but
it is still sad.
The air was quite smokey because there are back burns happening in Carmel Valley and the fire itself is working it's way down Miller Canyon. There also seemed to still be fire happening south of Tassajara.
A lot of the trees in Tassajara that seem fine have leaves that are singed or turning brown, but if you don't look too far up the hills or at the fire equipment that is still laying around, in most places Tassajara looks just the same.
More tomorrow. Goodnight.