This image was captured at 11:30 last night, from Missoula, Montana.
The Lolo Peak fire has been a monster from the beginning, and shows no signs of slowing down. For most of July and August, it burned in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and adjacent national forest land. But now it’s burning down the ridge, towards Highway 93.
Taken from my house, around 8 pm. We’re going through a wicked fire season here in western Montana, trigged by a record-setting fifty days of no measurable rain.
Currently, there are evacuations for parts of Lolo and Florence.
In any season, Montana brings challenges. It is still however, the most beautiful place in the world.
In addition to my fiction, I do a lot of nature photography, with work appearing in magazines and newspapers. These moose were filmed in Glacier National Park.
This image was taken in the magnificent Bitteroot National Forest, in early July. This is important because the drought started around that time, and then the first fires erupted midway through July. This place does not look quite the same, and we need rain here in Montana. Still beautiful, however.
Colbrick is BACK. And he’s pissed (like always).
The sequel to my most popular book is now out. You can pick up a copy HERE.