There have been forest fires just southeast of Eugene the last few days, enough to make the whole sky hazy. John took me flying this morning, and we had to keep a close eye on where the visibility got bad so we could stay away. We didn’t see any actual fires, but the smoke was everywhere. These pictures were taken around 11am today, a day without clouds.
That third one is Spencer Butte. Contrast that picture with this one, taken from the top of Spencer Butte on a day without forest fires. Same camera, facing approximately back to where the plane would have been this morning.
I’m not going to be sad to move out of forest fire country.
Flying is cool, though.