On our way home from Sequoia National Forest we drove along Lake Isabella and the scenic Kern River Canyon Road (Hwy 178).
Today those same areas are routes of evacuation as a massive wind-driven wildfire spreads nearby. The Erskine Fire, which started on Thursday, has already caused loss of life and the destruction of many homes and structures.
It's been five days since the summer solstice. It's going to be a long, long, long summer.