Daaaang. I've been near big fires before and that is downright scary. The edge of Carpenter ridge is not the easiest place to escape to either, good times.
The ladies have decided to start where the route crosses 141 near Uravan. They had a bit of a rough evening getting it all figured out so are rolling out a bit later than expected but we should see some spot dots soon on route. After a nice warmup they will be into some of the hardest miles of route, and at mid-day. I have only passed through there in the cool darkness.
They plan to move slowly and sleep plenty. Then again, I know these two, and once the diesel is fired up we'll see about that
They also want to be able to finish on route - the fire is expected to be contained by Sunday. Not sure how that relates to when the region will reopen though. The latest fire information is at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2877/