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FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:27 am

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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby Mradford » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:11 am

What a bummer!
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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby BrianF » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:13 pm

Driving up 395 on Saturday night there was a tremendous amount of smoke in the owens valley from about the turnoff to Kennedy meadows to past Olancha. Views from Cirque peak on Sunday were hazy in all directions.
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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:23 pm

Wow, this sound big, bad, and early in the season. :(
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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby BrianF » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:42 pm

Almost 1700 acres now, They have been evacuating backpackers from the Golden Trout wilderness here is the link to the inciweb site:
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2885/
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Re: FYI: George Fire well south of SEKI

Postby gdurkee » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:43 pm

Just a side note, this is actually well south of Sequoia and Kings Canyon Park (aka SEKI). Burning on the Sequoia National Forest and about 12 miles south of southern most tip of Sequoia Park.

But, everyone's right. This is darned early for a fire that size at that elevation (~6,000 feet).

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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks for clarifying that, George. When I checked the map I thought the same, but assumed the Times Delta was correct. Either way, let's hope some of the rain made it down there today and slowed it down.
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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:14 pm

The George fire, or more rightly the Freeman Creek Basin fire, is a real crying shame. As you travel up the Kern River from Kernville, you see what damage recent fires did to this beautiful area. By the time you got to the Freeman Creek basin, you finally entered a fire free oases. And now, some anus started a fire in this area near the George Bush tree, scorching another swath of forest, and you wonder is there is any Southern Sierra area that is untouched by fire? (Remember you can click on the pictures below.)
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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby jessegooddog » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:55 pm

Sure hope they got some of that rain yesterday. We could see and smell smoke in Independence all weekend.
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Re: FYI: George Fire in SEKI

Postby DAVELA » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:42 am

jessegooddog wrote:Sure hope they got some of that rain yesterday. We could see and smell smoke in Independence all weekend.



How is the smoke now in owens valley?
Was planning to do a trip over to kearsarge lakes from onion valley...Thanks
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