Southern Colorado, August 20, 2015

48 hours ago, the air was still clean from the last sprinkles of rain.  No more…  Here’s a few photos of the last 3 nights to show the smoke entering the San Luis Valley:

  • August 18:

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  • August 19:


  • August 20:

In the morning:

DSCN6186Right after sunset:DSCN6205From the bend in T Road between Crestone and Moffat, looking towards Crestone:

DSCN6212See these majestic Northern Sangre de Cristo mountains on a crystal clear day, covered in snow (May 11, 2015), HERE.

From Highway 17, just south of Moffat, around 8 pm:


See also:  The Denver Channel, Aug 20., 2015: Smoke from Western wildfires prompts Colorado health alert

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Far-Southern Colorado is not shown on this satellite image composite, below, but this gives an idea of the path the smoke took to reach all the way south here:

Sources from Discover Magazine, Aug. 20, 2015,

I sleep outside in a tent, so there really is no way for me to get away from it.  A sprinkle of rain on the weekend would be lovely…

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