On the way home at the end of the day yesterday there was a long, thin smudge high in the sky that made me think of a fire far away, somewhere down in Colorado.
Biking today, however, and looking out over towards Jelm Mountain, I realized it wasn't from a fire far away at all, because there was so much smoke in the western part of the valley that Jelm Mountain had completely disappeared. In time, reports started surfacing on the radio about the fire, burning somewhere SW of Fox Park. Today was dry and windy, so that didn't help. Lots of smoke in Laramie by late afternoon.