My Tracks: Handy app for Android

My Tracks is a nice Android app for effortlessly recording your route via GPS and then uploading to Google Maps. It’s probably not as quite accurate as something like a true bike computer, but definitely a close second for cool GPS features and handy data for your ride, run, walk or hike. Here’s one leg of my ride today:

View Bike Ride from downtown to UCSB in a larger map

Click on the end point and see all the nice data.

Poway reopened

My parents and grandparents are back home as of this morning. There’s no real damage at their respective residences, other than tons of ash and some minor damage from high winds. The National Guard had been patrolling Poway yesterday to keep out looters, so all seems ok on that front, as well.

Here’s another map that includes details of the homes known to be destroyed:

As you can see, the north Poway/RB area got slammed.

More San Diego Witch Fire info

The Witch fire has burned homes about 600 yards from our family home in Poway, CA. If you’re a friend or relative following this, here’s more info for you.

Continuous fire updates from local news media:

Poway city news:

San Diego Emergency site:

Satellite imagery:

San Diego Witch Fire

There’s a fire burning about 10 miles from my parents’ and grandparents’ homes in San Diego. Apparently, the wind is raging and there’s an evacuation alert.

If you’re interested in following this, I’ve created a map of the fire area.