Thursday, July 25, 2013


From time to time, while flying up and down the west coast, I chance upon a view of a large wildfire. Here is a collection of some of the more spectacular such views.

Aspen Fire

Huge smoke plume from Chips Fire.
The dark spec in the center of the frame is a commercial airliner at cruise altitude.

Tre (Topaz Ranch Estates) Fire
Picture Taken May 22, 2012 at 6:45PM
Tre Fire, another view, 5 minutes later

Rooster Rock Fire and South Sister viewed from 37,000'
Picture taken August 3, 2010
Rooster Rock Fire - A closer view
Moonlight Fire
Picture Taken September 4, 2007
Zaca Canyon Fire
Picture taken August 7, 2007

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Sunset begins
Mt. Rainier shrouded in a cloud scarf and bathed in the early evening glow
Mt. Rainier with a wispy cloud cap
A Summertime Mt. Rainier protruding from the cloud deck
Mt. Rainier Sandwich at Sunset
Mt. Rainier July 2013

Also check out Mt. Rainier in the Setting Sun and Mt. Rainier in the Sunset Light