The fires raging out west of Colorado have caused smoke filled skies for us here. I've not seen the Front Range mountains for the last few days and it's not getting any better. Hence the title, since it appears as if I am in Kansas.
I rode out this evening hoping for some of the clearing of the skies forecasted by the weather guessers but it was not to be.
60 miles of riding later, none of the usual spots gave views of either distant Pikes Peak or the nearby Front Range Mountains, even nearby Mount Evans was invisible behind a gray hazy sky.
As the sun set, I stopped briefly along Crowfoot Parkway on the way back to the town of Parker from Castle Rock. The sun was a glowing red ball low in the sky and my photos failed to capture its redness but should give you an idea of our hazy smoke-filled skies.
I can only imagine how much worse conditions are for the folks who live near the current fires burning in several western states. Hopefully weather conditions will favor the firefighting efforts that are ongoing.