The Younger Daughter e-mailed yesterday and then called later in the day to let me know she's safely back in east Texas. So now I can stop worrying about the various dangers of firefighting and switch to worrying about her being in the general area that Gustav is predicted to roll through. A mother's work is never done.
Tammi put in a plug for yoga -- she had been worried about the steep terrain and higher altitudes than she's used to, but said she never had any trouble worth mentioning. She credits her yoga routine and its breathing techniques for improving lung capacity as well as helping with general agility and endurance.
(And that tool in her hand is a Pulaski.)