I had hoped to have a newsletter ready for you today with updates and photos from camp. I got back to Redlands last night very late. I have to be back up the mountain today for an in-person meeting with fire officials in Angelus Oaks.
Here are a few photos of camp. Please know that camp buildings are fine, it is the forest behind Staff Cabin, Craig’s Cabin, Cabin 6 and Maintenance that has been burned up into the wilderness. We have a lot of smoke in camp and some hot spots.
I will send you photos and a newsletter Sunday with details of my walk-about. A few of you have asked if you can come to camp to look around yourself. That is NOT advisable right now. The camps along Jenks Lake Road are sitting on National Forest land, and the National Forest is closed due to mop up, damage assessment and evaluation. Law enforcement is patrolling, and fire crews are still tending to hot spots.
Please watch for my full photo update tomorrow. I will have more to share once I attend today’s fire meeting with officials.
For those of you worried about Daisy Doodle’s health and safety with the ash and hot spots about camp, please know that she remains in Redlands at her temporary home. I know she dreams of camp in her sleep because her legs move back and forth as if she is running, and she lets out these happy yips as if she has treed a squirrel. Oh, how I wonder what is in that head of hers.
Your Beloved Camp
Let us all give thanks to the many individuals who worked tirelessly to reduce the damage caused by the El Dorado Fire.