This summer has been really bad for any hiking and backpacking trips here in Southern Oregon. It has been pretty bad in most of the Pacific North West actually. The wild fires around here have gotten really out of hand. As you can see in picture below the air quality in Oregon is horrible right now. Its been one the worst fires seasons I can remember. The smoke stretches from northern California to Northern Oregon all along interstate 5.


I cant imagine what its like being a fire fighter this year. That has got to be a crazy hard job! I know I’d last about two minutes out there before having to be hauled out on a stretcher.

Link to current fires https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FireStats.aspx

Hopefully we will get some rain soon and get some relive from this craziness!



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