I think it was a good thing we canceled the hike. I was wondering, when I went over to Susanville, if it had really been necessary. The air was pretty clear up that high. I took a picture of Lassen from the lookout above Hat Creek. It was smoky, but not anything like down in the valley.
Then, on the way home from Ssuanville, I stopped for another picture. Same location, same trees to give you a feel for the picture. I had to use the same frame so I knew where Lassen was supposed to be.
It got really bad in the afternoon! I could smell the smoke while I was driving, with the air conditioner on. (I think I will be smelling smoke for weeks after the fires are put out!)
There were some pretty flowers at the lookout - red, white and blue!