Thank you Sky Bridge Station, Miguels, and LOTA!
A big thank you to the 75+ climbers who dropped their Saturday night plans to come to Muir when a neighbor's fire got out of hand and threatened to spread here. Thanks Dario and Clifton for "ringing the fire bell." The conditions are tinder box right now, and a fire on the steep sides of the Valley would be difficult to put out. Some of you may remember 8 years ago when 20 acres burned here. There are two fires in the rrg area that have been burning for days - one has yet to be put out. Fortunately, the our neighbor had a dozer and was able to cut a fire break on his property. So, for now, even though the fire is still burning over 15 acres, it's staying within the fire break.
We're still keeping an eye out for a spark to jump the break, but this looks like a happy ending.
It's nice to know when the chips are down, the climbing community comes together to lend a hand.