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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:55 pm

http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/

not the Sierra, but check out this website. I wish we had something like this for the USA.



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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby robow8 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:57 pm

Because of dense smoke, 180 is closed at the Hume Lake junction. Have to bail on our Rae Lakes Loop and do part of the HST instead.
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby MountainMinstrel » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:14 pm

We could see the pyro cumulous cloud from the Walker fire from Sonora yesterday (8/15).
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby dapperdave » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:21 am

Here's a news report on the Rough Fire, the video stars a couple of HST members, Rogue Photonic and Alpine Mike, taking things in their stride :)

http://abc30.com/news/rough-fire-forces-evacuation-of-cedar-grove/934385/

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Re: Walker Fire 120 closed btw Tioga P and 395

Postby giantbrookie » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:10 am

Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby calipidder » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:43 pm

I just got back from 10 days on a variation of the Circle of Solitude. The Rough Fire was a constant companion, blowing in for a few hours each day, usually in the afternoon. Ended up taking a smoky layover day at Lake Reflection before climbing over Longley Pass the next day to perfectly clear weather. We stayed at lake 10962 in Sphinx Basin for two nights and watched the pyrocumulus clouds grow each afternoon. The second night was quite smoky and as we descended Sphinx Creek the following day we could barely see across Bubbs Creek. The smoke would come and go quite abruptly, so there wasn't much chance to escape it when it did roll in.
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Walker Fire Update 8/18

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:07 am

HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination, and where the trail ends is where our adventures begin.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Rough Fire

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:49 pm

Delilah and Park Ridge Lookouts are closed due to the fire.
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby astrogerly » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:28 am

Per SEKI update: "8/17 - Smoke conditions have worsened because of the Rough Fire. Wilderness travel is not recommended in the Middle Fork of the Kings river drainage due to severe smoke impacts. In the Bench Lake and LeConte Canyon areas, smoke is not longer dissipating in the mornings and evenings. There are periods of raining ash. The smoke ceiling is approximately 10,000ft and visibility is usually about a half-mile. Conditions are worst in the afternoons, when visibility can be a low as a quarter-mile. Smoke has traveled as far south as Atwell Mill in Mineral King. The Great Western Divide is also seeing significant impacts."

http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/trailcond.htm
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Re: 2015 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:42 am

I'll doing the High Sierra Trail the first 10 days of September. Any ideas on how this is going to affect that area?
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