A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

From Bad to Worse

We finally left the Black Rock Desert tired of not being able to see anything due to the smoke.  An hour and a half drive south brought us to Fernley, Nevada where I stopped at a car wash to get all the nasty alkali dust off of the RV, motorcycle, bicycle, cat...everything.  The smoke seemed to be even worse there.  After a stop at the grocery store we continued on south where I learned what worse really was.  Visibility was less than a mile.  Breathing was uncomfortable.  I finally put on my bandanna which seemed to help or at least I thought it did.

We made it to Yerrington, Nevada where I pulled into an abandoned drive-in movie theater for the night.

Just waiting for the movie to begin.  If it gets any smokier I won't be able to see the screen.

It wasn't as bad inside as long as I kept the windows and doors shut.
Once settled I received an email from a friend which included a link to a map with all the fires and air quality alerts marked.  
Naturally I had picked the worst possible place in Nevada to come to with "very unhealthy air".


1 comment:

Shammickite said...

The sight of an abandoned and ruined drive in movie theatre in the murky smoke is a very scary sight. I hope you didn't stay there very long.