August Journal – Week 3

Tuesday, Aug 23 – Well, we are carefully watching a fire that grew up very quickly about 6 miles south of our RV Park on Monday, being whipped by high winds and heat. The fire went from 500 acres to 25,000 acres in a little more than 48 hours.  Yikes!

We are somewhat protected by the major highway and the Snake River, both of which are between us and the fire.  But we are watching the local news alerts and the sky just in case.

Nice thing about a house on wheels – you can just pack up and move away from the danger!  Stay tuned


Update: Wednesday, Aug 24 – the fire is more than 17 miles long and now over 43,000 acres, according to the local BLM.  It is south of us, and mostly moving east, so we are monitoring carefully, but staying put for now.

Bad news is there is a new fire east of us, which ruined Marc’s plan for a mountain bike ride in the Driggs, Idaho area.

A fire in the Grand Teton National Park forced the South entrance into Yellowstone to be closed – glad we got to see the Park when we did!

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