My return trip westbound I-84 through the Gorge and the sights of fire damage.
After 92 consecutive days of 70 degrees and above high temperature at Portland Airport ending on Sept. 16, the weather made a hard switch to winter.
Ah petrichor, the scent of freshly fallen rain after a long, dry absence. The rain returns.
Since my last visit out to the Columbia River Gorge on Sept. 3, 2017, the Eagle Creek Fire continues to smolder today.
Back in October 1991, a fire broke out at the top of Multnomah Falls. A Boeing Vertol 234 “Chinook” was spotted collecting water from the Columbia River, rising over I-84 to dump on the fire.
Smoke from regional fires filled the sky, making the moon appear as a faint red dot.
The setting sun gives a blood red appearance as it filters through the smoky sky.
Ash from nearby wildfires fell from the sky in the Portland metropolitan area on Labor Day.