Yeesh, it's of the Spring Fire that has currently burned over 40,000 acres in southern Colorado. Yes, wildfire season is upon us once again. There are various other fires burning in the state as is usually the case, but the Spring Fire is a nasty one. It's near where I grew up, and we've had haze and smoke from it here in Colorado Springs. I saw the photo, and the first thing that came to mind was, "Highway to Hell".
Yesterday, we learned that inspectors determined that the fire was human caused, and they arrested and charged a man with arson. No other details.
Really, it's so hot and dry out, fires are easily sparked. But who sets one intentionally??
So with it being the first of July, I and many others are hoping it's a rainy month.
In other news, we hit the mountain biking trails again yesterday. This time, Magnum and I took Meego with us as he's never truly gone mountain biking. We also wanted to test out the new bike rack we got.
Our Honda Element is great for hauling two bikes and two people, but what to do with a 3 x 3? We got this rack, and it handled the three chunky mountain bikes just fine.
It was a nice day for it. Sunny and not too too hot - and no wildfires. Magnum and I managed to keep up with Meego on the uphills, probably because Meego spends too much time sitting and playing video games.
He smoked us on the downhills, however, probably because he doesn't think... about crashing nearly as much as I do. Those bikes can take a good beating. Me, not so much.