This morning, I received a call from a friend who also has a cabin not far from ours on the other side of the canyon. She was on her way up to see what she could find out. Her son works for the forest service and called her last night saying that the fire had taken a turn in another direction. It had been heading south, which would have meant that it was in the wilderness area. However, during the night it took a turn and appears to be heading back towards our area.
The last time I was up there a few weeks ago, it was so dry. I can't remember a time that it was this dry, especially in May. The creek always ran all winter and dried up for about six weeks in the summer. There was very little water a few weeks ago.