STAYING OUT OF THE WAY
Yup, I'm still here. My summertime hiking blog posts can get sporadic due to wildfires, road closures and extreme heat. I stay away from areas that are being impacted by fire, evacuations and smoke so that first responders can do their jobs without having to deal with extra traffic and the potential for more search-and-rescue pressure.
Before heading out on a hike during fire season (which is pretty much all year now) check the Incident Information System https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ for the locations, closure notices and status of wildfires.
Let's do our part by staying out of the way.