Mount Placid

The view from Mt. Wilson Towercam, facing east (UCLA)

The view from Mt. Wilson Towercam, facing east (UCLA)

So, the observatory Towercam is back online, and the summit of Mount Wilson is looking decidedly un-charred and… peaceful. This means the fire crews did an outstanding job of removing vegetation and the aerial water attack obviously paid off. The Hooker Telescope dome is also looking fine.

But it’s the scene to the east of Mt. Wilson (the Towercam has been turned around), showing fires burning in the valley and in the hills (the nearest fires still burn in the West Fork of the San Gabriel River Canyon near Shortcut Saddle), that reminds us that the fire fight is far from over, and the fire men and women are putting their lives on the line day and night.

But for now, the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory is safe, and the lesser-known Stony Ridge Observatory is apparently intact…

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2 responses to “Mount Placid

  1. Really glad to here that Stony Ridge is hanging in there as well as Mount Wilson. Mount Wilson is historic, and just a plain cool place. Stony Ridge is pretty awesome as built for and by amateurs for the love of the game!

  2. Really glad to here that Stony Ridge is hanging in there as well as Mount Wilson. Mount Wilson is historic, and just a plain cool place. Stony Ridge is pretty awesome as built for and by amateurs for the love of the game!

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