The Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine, California.
This area is famous for all the old westerns that were filmed here.
This is our location while waiting to see what develops back at the house in Santa Rosa.
That is Mt. Whitney about one quarter of the frame over from the right side.
Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous 48 states.
Even here smoke from fires somewhere in the southern part of the state fill the sky.
There is a mountain range in the distance to the left that you cannot see for all the smoke.
I think of all the deer, turkey, rabbit, fox, skunk, raccoon, yeah even the annoying squirrels that live in my Annadel State Park next door where the house is that have lost their homes and may have even probably perished in the fire that engulfs most of the wild land there.
There are a couple of mountain lion that live there too.
Maybe they were able to run to a safe place
and find a new home.