Here are some pics of this area from the first summer Tess and Jude were home and again last year.
And this is a pic i copied from our local news. Its on the drive to our picnic spot.
Pre Tess and Jude and Denny, in 2002, I was here in the White Mountains. I was very pregnant with Boo, escaping the desert heat and was staying at my in-law's cabin. The biggest forest fire that has ever swept through Arizona came, and we had to leave. That fire burned 468,000 acres. The Wallow fire has currently charred 311,000 acres and is still 0% contained. There is no rain in the forecast but more wind is expected. Much of mountains that the fire is burning through isn't accessible by automobiles and barely accessible by people.
There are over 2,500 people fighting the fire. It's incredibly dangerous work. If you'd join me in praying for the safety of hotshots.