My thought this morning was to travel over to Sparks Lake to see if I could get an image of the South Sister and Broken Top peaking thru the smoke. The forecast was for clearing but alas it did not come round when I was there. A descriptive term: Thick as a Brick sums up the conditions. There was a bit of brightening on the way back but still nothing that would indicate the mountains were going to make an appearance.
On the way over I kept getting glimpses of a red sun in the clouds and by the time I got to Crescent it had brightened a bit. Found an area in the midst of an old burn that allowed the sun to be placed against the smoke and darkness.
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