Last nights thunderstorm started a lightning strike fire within a 1/5 mile of the Grinder Creek Campground where I had set up camp. I could see the glow and smoke from the fire, and was having a campfire to dry my socks as the fire department showed up to send a 6 person crew into start fighting the fire. The crew was still out fighting it (over 2 acres) when I left in the morning. Got into the cafe just as it started pouring for a bit, and now I'm having an omelette and watching an attempt to eat 5 lbs of pancakes by Rooster. Only 60 miles till Ashland - and finally saying goodbye to California !!