HomeYosemiteMeadow Fire Runaway – Sunday, Sept. 7th
Meadow Fire-Yosemite National Park 3

About 11:30 a.m., my tour arrived at Glacier Point where we could feel a strong southerly wind blowing and see that the smoke from the Meadow Fire had increased substantially from 2 days previously. At various times with binoculars, we could see flames reaching up from behind the hill in the foreground.

Meadow Fire-Yosemite National Park

By noon, the fire and smoke had increased substantially.

Meadow Fire-Yosemite National Park 2

We left Glacier Point then and arrived at Tunnel View at 1:30 p.m. where we saw this dramatic change in the scene!

Meadow Fire-Yosemite National Park 3

By the time we reached Ahwahnee Meadow which was being used for a base for helicopter operations, it was 3:20 p.m.

Ahwahnee Meadow-Yosemite National Park

Leaving the Valley, the scene at Valley View looked like this at 3:30 p.m.

Meadow Fire-Yosemite National Park 4

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