I occasionally detour from the law.
Last week my wife and I mountain biked up Angora Lakes Road in South Lake Tahoe, California. Straight up a long hill, beautiful views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe with two idyllic lakes at the very top and Desolation Wilderness even further above.
This week the entire area is evacuated by a fire that has burned more than 2000 acres and South Lake is facing what some are saying is the worst crisis in its history. More than 200 homes burned, 500 more threatened; and a friend at the lake just told me that the high school is now in serious danger of burning as well..
All very sad and sure to call into sharp question the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's forestation rules.
I encourage everyone to consider donations to the residents of South Lake who lost their homes.