Brings back memories of the few tines I went out with the fire ecologists on our faculty—I wasn't allowed anywhere near the ignitions (as they refer to them) since I was untrained. Was always happy to oblige.
The first photo shows a view up the forest service road where we go for our daily walks. That's where I intended to be today, but the rangers didn't allow it. I hope to get out there in the next couple of days and see the changes.