As I write this, I can taste smoke in the air. I am in the SF Bay area, mid peninsula
Palo Alto area.
Our club's site in the Santa Cruz mountains was shut down due to fire warnings.
I am largely staying inside so I can breathe filtered air.
The local health authorities two days ago said that spending the day outside was equivalent
to smoking a pack of cigarettes.
It's actually varied a lot over the last few days -- I actually took a telescope out last night, but
I am keeping all optics covered at this point.
Any other experiences or recommendations?