So I was taking a leisurely pre-lunch hike around Spooner Lake (near Lake Tahoe) when all of a sudden I see this.

Yes, that’s a fire fighting helicopter swooping in to scoop water out of the lake.

I don’t know where the fire was, but the fact that I could smell smoke while walking next to the nearest water source made me a bit nervous.

After the fourth dip they didn’t come back, and the smell of smoke was soon gone, so I assume the fire was small and quickly extinguished.

I’ll have more (and better) pictures in a regular blog post.