That’s great thanks! Always looking for hiking friends. Love being in this community now. 
the fires are actually where I live and I was quite sick a couple weeks ago unable to breathe with dyspnea- I still managed to do a two day backpacking trip in Death Valley last weekend, (albeit at a very slow place between lung damage and insane heat even with highest altitudes), so that’s a plus.

I can’t get any outdoor time right now though due to the fact it’s really bad outside and at time even ashes kicking about. 
cant wait to train again soon though- headed to Yellowstone soon for some fresh air lol.