Sadly, Kalyn and I, along with our friend Aspen, where there when this horrible fire started up in the mountains behind Colorado Springs. We went to Cave of the Winds for a tour.
(Warning...lots of pictures)
This is what the fire looked like when we drove into the parking lot.
We were evacuated from Cave of the Winds. I had to drive west to turn around. And this is what was just to the north of the road we were on - I-24.
We went to Red Rocks to hike since plan A failed. You can see the fire behind Kalyn.
We enjoyed our hike, though it was 98 degrees.
When we got back to our car, this is what the mountain west looked like. That was on Saturday.
This is the view from my house (a long way from the fire.) This is not a cloud. It is smoke.
Smoke to the north/west.
All these pictures show the smoke to the west. The fire has moved down the foothills and is now burning into the west side of Colorado Springs.
The below pictures are smoke clouds.
Please pray for our city tonight. The Air Force Academy is now evacuating in the south area. We have ash even falling all the way out here where we live (25 miles away).