We were up at our cabin near Twain Harte this week, and came down early today because the smoke was so bad. This is a huge fire, and it has already burned through some lovely country. We've hiked/backpacked Cherry Lake, Miguel Meadows, Lake Eleanor...and it looks like that has all burned. And I don't see them stopping this fire until it gets into the solid granite of Cherry Canyon, Emigrant WIlderness, etc.
Very sad. And on the way home today, the smoke extended almost to Oakdale in the west...and we could see the Pyro-culums cloud easily from Fairfield...about 100 miles away.