- I've been wondering about John, Charlie and Blake
in Los Alamos. I hope you're all ok. If you get a
chance, could you check in and let us know?
- Hi All
According to the damage list and video and personal reports : Charlie's,
Aaron's,Dave Scudder's, Kris Kern's, Blake Wood's, Richard Hughes' , John
Cappis's houses are all intact. Don't know about Bob Reedy and several
other ultra runners.
Very sadly the home of veteran ultra runner Dick Opsahl and his wife Judy
was one of the first to go. Dick and Judy are keeping busy as the " night
watchmen" at the shelter for evacuees in Pojoaque. I will go talk to them
this morning to see if there is anything we can do to help.
Steve Patillo lives apprx 20 to 30 M WSW of Los Alamos and his home is
perfectly safe for now,as are we, so far , although the smoke has been
terrible until the wind shift today.The wind is supposed to shift towards
the north today and then back towards th NE on Sun, ( towards me ).The
temps today have been cooler and the winds calmer, with more of the same
expected. We are breathing smoke again and objects just feet away are
hazy.The labs continue to reassure us that there is no radiation
The fire is now listed at 33,000 acres. It is spreading east to within 4to5
M( or 3 M, depending on which source you believe) of White Rock on the East
and past Puye into the Santa Clara Canyon on the North. They say no new
structures burning in LA or the labs.
My daughters house is right at the mouth of Santa Clara canyon ( confluence
W/ the Rio Grande ), but she lives on the "good side of the street" ( that
is what saved Charlies house ). I really don't expect the fire to come down
so far, it would take a totally un anticipated change in the winds to cause
that, We are not really very worried, but our beautiful forrests and the
trails we train on are being progressively destroyed. It is very hard to
take, but fire is a natural process and they will eventually become renewed
( not sure how different the new vegetation will be )