The Mendocino Complex Fires currently the largest fire in California, appear to have burned through several SOTA summits including; Elk Mountain W6/NC-037, Horse Mountain W6/NC-023, Pinnacle Rock W6/NC-451, High Glade Benchmark W6/NC-019. This fire is only partly contained and is still growing and presents a very real danger to the cities adjacent to Clear Lake, CA.
Wildfire situation may change rapidly during the wildfire season. So, I usually check California Statewide Fire Map before I will go to make SOTA activation during the summer time - http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps
Perhaps as much as 15 SOTA summits have been burned in the Carr fire west of Redding.
Too many fires in Cal at present and apparently we don’t normally see such large ones so early in the season.
Maybe the Trumpian science deniers are wrong when they say climate change is a hoax?
I activated Whiskeytown National Recreation Area just outside Redding with Ron W6PZA in mid 2016 during the ARRL NPOTA event. Three SOTA peaks are in that immediate vicinity and I assume the peaks exist but look rather depressing and uninviting. Mule and the two above.
Here was me at the edge of Whiskeytown with my AlexLoop in mid 2016
And this is the lake now
yeah, just maybe . . .
And another new one up here on the Plumas today: