The sky was clear at 12:30 when I got back from a bike ride of the Bandelier Loop, where I ran into some Santa Fe folks riding up from the valley and we all road like fiends up the climb from Bandelier to Back Gate. Had lunch, took a nap, and woke up to a dark sky. Apparently, the fire blew up at about 1 p.m. near the Las Conchas campgrounds near mile marker 35 of NM Rt. 4, about 12 miles upwind of us. The fire is growing fast in high winds. NM-4 is shut down at the Back Gate and some areas in the Jemez are starting to evacuate.
Be careful out there.
|Looking across the neighbor's house|
|Sky above North Mesa at 3:45 pm|
|Our new neighbor--welcome to the hood, buddy!|
|Looking over the house at about 4 pm, and southwest from the Mari-Mac Shopping Center at about 3 pm|