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Trinity Alps

Postby lilagray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:03 am

Planned on Mineral King 7/30-8-4 but we bailed on that with the smoke reports. Ended up in the Trinity Alps (Canyon Creek Trailhead) from 8/1-8/4. Smoke free until 8/3 when some far-away, early signs started to appear. Some faint smoke smells that afternoon and in the morning there was a serious haze over the area hiking out and driving back south. Saw the reports once home that there were several fires that broke out in the Trinity area which accounts for the smoke we encountered.
Yikes.



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Re: 2014 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:34 am

Hi Lilagrey,

Welcome to HST! Thank you for chiming in with that helpful info. For future reference
any info pertaining to areas outside of the Sierra Nevada needs to be in the "Beyond The
Sierra Nevada" section at the bottom of the main page. Thanks
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Copper Creek Trail (SEKI) Re-Opened

Postby BigMan » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:58 pm

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Re: 2014 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby srnovak » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:34 am

Any updates on smoke in the areas around Mt Ritter?
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Re: 2014 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby markskor » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:14 am

Today Mammoth Lakes, awoke to blue skies and no smoke.
Maybe the wind just temporarily shifted but the first clear day seen in the last 9 days...
Sierra glorious!
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Re: 2014 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby mauhler31 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:10 pm

I just spent 8/4-8/8 around Ediza and Thousand Island Lakes. No signs of smoke at all. It rained a lot Monday for most of the day, hailed on Wednesday evening, and light afternoon thunderstorm on Thursday, which probably helped clear out the smoke. When I got back to town Friday, I could smell smoke very faintly.
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French Creek Fire

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:08 pm

An investigation has concluded that an abandoned campfire near the Rock Creek
Campground was the cause of the French Fire. The abandoned campfire was located
towards the bottom of Rock Creek Road, near the San Joaquin River. Investigators
are asking for the public’s help for information about anyone who was seen in the
area of Rock Creek Road near the San Joaquin River during the afternoon or evening
of Sunday July 27. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the 559-877-2218
ext. 3116.
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Junction Fire

Postby Shawn » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:45 pm

Wasn't sure which section to post this under, as it affects backpacking/hiking/camping I put it here pending mods review

The "Junction Fire" started in Oakhurst earlier today and as of this writing is burning out of control to the east of town. Highway 41 was closed to westbound traffic out of Yosemite which is being re-routed.

Seems the most current info is here:
https://www.facebook.com/MaderaSheriff
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Way Fire 8/18

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:48 am

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Junction Fire 8/18

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:52 am

612 acres near Bass Lake / Oakhurst: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/in ... nt_id=1037
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Re: 2014 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby Herm » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:31 pm

Planning to get out for a few days and nights heading out of the Mammoth Lakes area next Wednesday, 9/3/14. Wondering how the conditions are with regards to smoke in the air.
I checked the Inciweb link, but it doesn't show any fires in that vicinity.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Re: 2014 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby markskor » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:43 am

Herm,
Looking out my bedroom window, azure blue skies above Mammoth Crest, highs around 70, and no smoke - in short, fricking perfect. (as of 10:30 Saturday morning). Some high clouds coming in from the Southeast.
Last week Tuolumne (BTW, just got back last night)...highs in the high 60's, lows in the 30's.
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