Jul 19, 2008


I hiked nine miles into the Trinity Alps Wilderness to do a story about firefighters who camp out for up to 10 days and battle a blaze burning through very steep forest near a bunch of old gold mines. All together it was 25 miles of hiking in two days and took every ounce of strength in me. Yoga probably would have helped.

Jul 14, 2008

The President is Coming, The President is Coming

These fires have put us on the map. Two huge cargo planes and several helicopters landed in Redding today in preparation for the President's visit.

Jul 12, 2008


She spent the night watching TV, pacing the road and sleeping on the front porch of the town store because the fire prevented her from returning to her house.

Jul 11, 2008

I Love Planes

Except when they drop fire retardant on you.

Jul 9, 2008

And the sky fell.....

The photo staff was just hauled into a meeting and told that one of our positions was almost cut to half time. Then they said that they had figured a way to keep all three of us at full time. We, the photographers, are now on the cops reporting rotation. For one week at a time, we are responsible for coming in at 7 a.m. and writing cops briefs.

I'll let you decided what you think about that.


They were getting the fires under control until the winds came.

Jul 4, 2008


Jul 2, 2008


Some of the fires are not supposed to be out until August.