The Yosemite fire grows ever closer to my friend Bonnie’s favorite spot, Camp Mather. I mourn it in advance as her foods melt in one of her living room chairs. No one knows if Mather is still there, but the Strawberry Music Festival they hold there this time of year has been canceled.
The LA Times writes, ‘“If you can’t stop a fire, you try to divert it,” said Cal Fire spokesman Johnny Miller. On Saturday, the fire jumped a trench cut by bulldozers three times, but firefighters and hot-shot crews were holding the line.’ There were more than 2000 firefighters holding the fire away from the Camp structures yesterday.
I watched the weather reports last night. No rain is forecast for that area of Yosemite. Above it, and below it, rain is to fall tonight and tomorrow. All we can hope is that mother nature waves her hand and the rain moves in to the Yosemite lands.
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