Once you clear the caldera, the air got much better and was almost normal by the time I got to Las Conchas. Mind you, I have no idea what it will look like in the morning--the winds or lack thereof can change where the smoke is headed. If you are asthma prone, as I am, proceed with caution. I'll have to remember my inhaler.
|Thompson Ridge Fire as seen on NM-4 at Winter Road, just E of La Cueva, 1530|
|Fire photographed from NM126 a few miles north of La Cueva, 1540|
|Walking the dogs along the edge of North Mesa at 1815|