Thursday, July 30, 2009

Smoke...


The smoke is back in town from the brush fire about 20 miles to the south. The temperature was pretty cool this morning while riding in since the sun is pretty well blotted out by the smoke. There isn't much of a view from the Butrovich building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus this morning. Usually, you can see all the way to the Alaska Range and occasionally all the way to Denali. Not today. The smokey smell is everywhere even inside the buildings brought in by the air handling system.

Fortunately, it was nice yesterday as I went on the noon and late afternoon WIN walks. Since the walks start from lower campus, I took the scenic route down, join the walk then take the scenic route back. Both walks added another 12 miles to my Nike+ total (now at 2411.89 miles). Predictably, my monthly totals have been dropping since May probably due to the warmer weather and using the bike instead of the bus.


It has gotten worse. This is 11:00 am...

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