Bitter sweet trip to the Methow

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Mike and I made a quick trip to Winthrop last night on the motorcycles. The valley is suffering huge losses due to the forest fires. According to the news, nearly 340 square miles have burned, including many homes.

For those of you familiar with the area, the above pictures were taken right near the town trailhead. The fires are that close to town.

This morning we drove south through the worst of the damage. Fires continued to burn only a few paces from the road in many places.

My heart is heavy.

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