Smoke fills the canyons all around The Verde Valley today. A fire to the east is nearing its demise and is more smoke than fire at this point. Taking the girls out Verde Valley School Road somewhere for a brief promised walk. Yes. You can smell it. Less than when the Slide Fire was burning but enough to make you close the car windows and tire on the air conditioner.
We had a nice walk along a wash that was totally vacant of any other humans and dogs alike. Very nice. Quiet. We will return when the air is clear, maybe after a monsoon storm in the next week or two.