My place of employment is with one of the three hospitals in Boise which sit up against the foothills in the North End. Coming out tonight there was a fox. It looked a bit gaunt but I think they’re tend towards thinness. Not long ago walking around Kathryn Albertson park we came upon a fox grooming itself in the sun about 25 feet or so off one of the paved paths.
Coming out tonight too, the air smelled thick with smoke. Around noon it had started thundering a bit with lightning and then it rained for a good while. Apparently there have some evacuations up around Ketchum/Sun Valley, but those people are more than wealthy enough for me to worry or wonder over.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions have been in effect since the end of July (the 23rd) for “all of Boise, Sawtooth, and Payette National Forest lands outside the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area, and all Boise and Twin Falls District BLM lands.”
There’s a fire between Horseshoe Bend and Banks (Chief Parrish fire) and Hwy 55 was opened to one lane after being closed yesterday evening and this morning. Hwy-55 runs up from Boise to McCall-Donnelly. It’s such pleasurable drive. There are four loops I love driving up that way. Further up around Cascade, a fire spread from Adams county (and over towards Council) into Valley county, Tamarack Resort. Nothing to worry over – people with more money than I’ll ever have who don’t know what to do with it.