Friday, September 4, 2009

Angeles National Forest Fire

I snapped this photo over my shoulder while riding down the Pearblossom Highway just outside of Palmdale, CA, last Sunday...

motorcycles angeles national forest fire
We were actually on our way home from an weekend overnighter to Kernville.

We stopped on the side of the road, under the full smoke screen, for a butt break, and actually found the temperature cool. Palmdale is normally triple-digit temperatures at this time, but the smoke blotted out the sun and seemingly made the air 10-15 degrees cooler.

There was also a nice breeze, which I think was caused by the fire sucking the oxygen out of the air. The fire was still several miles away from us.

As we continued on, and escaped the smoke screen, the temperature rose back up to triple digits again.


  1. Hey, that is an awesome snap. I'll have to post the one I took from the fires in Yosemite I took last weekend.

  2. One of the guys I work with is a volunteer with a local Dept. He’s been down there since last Wednesday. I’m sure he’ll bring back some good pictures.


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