The day of the wedding dawned wet. Throughout the morning thunder grumbled through the mountains. Most of the guests stayed huddled under eaves and out of the rain, though one group went ahead with a hike to a swimming lake. “We got to the lake, and BOOM. We didn't go in.”
The sun came out in time for the ceremony, and everything was beautiful. But the line of storms set off over 800 fires across California. There are 137 fires in the Mt Shasta-Trinity National Forest alone.
These are from our drive. At one point along Hwy 299 we could see five separate blazes.