Originally Posted by Gina D.
I have driven through every one of those campgrounds, dreaming of a time I could get away to them. I never did..
and now, I won't.
Gina, if you ever get down this way you can still enjoy most of the campgrounds.
The steep sides of the Kern Canyon are all burned off.
The Kern River is a natural fire break on the west side of the campgrounds and Mountain Highway 99 is on the east side.
The campgrounds suffered only minimal damage.
Thankfully, we did not have the normal high afternoon winds for the last several days so the FS could stop the fire before it hit the tall timber.
We were very lucky the fire was contained at about 16500 acres.