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Sierra High Route Smoke Question

Postby cunningkeith » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:18 pm

I'm hoping for some advice on the smoke situation in the eastern Sierra. I have permits for a small group to hit the Sierra High Route from North Lake to McGee Creek next week.

I called the ranger in Bishop and she said the smoke was "pretty bad" but might be better next week and might also be better at the higher elevation. I know it's like reading tea leaves (wind, weather, etc. are the great variables) but does anybody have a guess on how bad the smoke is at the higher elevations in the eastern Sierra? I can deal with haze, but if I'm smelling smoke and can't see the next peak 1/2 mile away, I'm probably going to look for Plan B. Any advice, guesses, etc. are much appreciated!

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Re: Sierra High Route Smoke Question

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:23 pm

Please read some of the recent posts in the "Conditions Reports and Information" section.
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