Wildflower views as fire smolders on Jobs Peak

Posted By on July 23, 2013

Photo by Kris Tengberg Wildflower meadow spreads out in front of Jobs Peak

Photo by Kris Tengberg
Wildflower meadow spreads out in front of Jobs Peak

Editor’s Note: CVT reader Kris Tengberg sent in this photo and story today, noting the smoke that has been rising off of Jobs Peak all morning. Crews and helicopters are tending to the fire, which was started by last night’s lightning storm and has been named the Faye fire. We’ll keep an eye on it as the day progresses.

 

by Kris Tengberg

We’ve been watching this persistent little fire chew on the underbrush and deadfall all morning on the slope of the Carson Range, below Job’s Daughter, in front of Job’s Peak. This photo was taken about noon today.

If you’re travelling along 395 between Riverview and Waterloo, and you happen to spot the plume of smoke,
cast your eyes down below the “news” of that sort, and feast on an immense span of bright blue wildflowers and deep purple alfalfa blooming out loud, careless of passers-by, safe from the sheep and watch-donkey just a little further to the north…