Smokanagan

Climate change has caused increasing amounts and intensity of forest fires in British Columbia and Washington State. This day we were experiencing smoke in the Okanagan Valley from Winthrop in Washington State, way down in the Cascade’s as we would say….

The Columbia Gorge marks where the Columbia River splits the Cascade Range between the states of Washington and Oregon.
The Columbia Gorge marks where the Columbia River splits the Cascade Range between the states of Washington and Oregon.

By Bala from Seattle, USA – Bleeding Skies
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Cascade Range
By Shannon – Background and river course data from http://www2.demis.nl/mapserver/mapper.asp, mountain elevation/location data from Wikipedia, GFDL, Link

Smoke in the Okanagan
Smoke in the Okanagan Valley, upon sunset August 29, 2017

Alas, the next day I returned to Vancouver, which enjoys the cleansing effect of the Pacific Ocean.

Vancouver in AugustMore ┬áto come…

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