It's hot today, a Friday, and it's pretty dry too. A wildfire has broken out way into Silverado Canyon, ten or so miles to the northwest. Everybody's a little on edge when that happens (in Bauers' Canyon), but we've been through this so many times before. The scariest episode occurred back in 2007. That fire came within a quarter of a mile or closer (just northeast of us). We had to evacuate, but the fire was stopped along Live Oak Canyon Rd. Whew!
The Google image above (#1) provides shaded strips representing roads, but some of that shading makes no sense. For instance, at the right (and 2/3 of the way down), one finds Lambrose Canyon Rd. heading (from Live Oak) due west and then curving rightward into another road labelled "Lambrose." That shaded "Lambrose" does not exist, of course. The Google image provides no indication where the real Lambrose goes after it reaches Bruce's place (see), so I've shaded in more or less where the actual Lambrose Canyon Rd. runs. See on the bottom right (I've labelled it).
|2. A somewhat earlier image/map|
I indicated the location of "Gilligan's Peak," just above the parking zone next to the main house. Ron will explain, of course, that that is not actually Gilligan's Peak, which, in truth, is at or near what I've labelled "Avacado Heights." Well, yes. But that spot is surely where G's Peak ought to be (it needs a name). Avacado Heights (my coinage) is a flat spot just above my place that provides access to our water tank. It includes a cluster of fruitful Avacado trees that have been visited often, in recent years, by Pa and his Avacado Kids.
|I think this is near the "entrance" to Lambrose Canyon|
(i.e., Bauers' Canyon), 1976. Here, we see Opa and his dog, Slipper; Ma.
Above: essentially, the Santa Ana Mountains (which comprise a portion of the immense Cleveland National Forest)