I gassed up the car, after I passed the credit check, and headed up toward the Santa Cruz Mountains to take a look at the Summit Fire. It really was not all that impressive when I got there. It had been pretty spectacular on Wednesday when it consumed the better part of 4,000 acres, but by Thursday it was spreading slowly. It had gone from "wind fed" to "fuel fed." Fortunately it stayed that way.
Anyway, here is what it looked like for you flatlanders out there who don't see this sort of thing everyday.