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".