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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby BigMan » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:28 pm

I'm heading out this Friday and trying to decide between Upper Kern and Hoover/Northern Yosemite.

Upper Kern is closer, but southeast from the Rough Fire. Using the EOSDIS Worldview, it looks fairly clear on most days of the last 2 weeks.

Northern Yosemite is father than the Rough, but closer to Walker and (now perhaps a concern) Tenaya Fire. And the smoke for all fires seems to have been moving in a northeastly direction.

Or maybe I should go to Emigrant? Or not go at all?

I'd appreciate any tips but really I'm just venting. Really, who knows which way the wind blows?
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby franklin411 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:06 pm

BigMan wrote:I'd appreciate any tips but really I'm just venting. Really, who knows which way the wind blows?


I'm heading out tomorrow, and ya...definitely have to keep an eye on the forecast. I've been checking Bishop every day for the last week or so and it was always tolerable--maybe a couple of hours with smoke concentrations of about 100 ug/m3. Tomorrow's forecast? 600+ ug/m3!

http://airquality.weather.gov/sectors/c ... t.php#tabs
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby MountainMinstrel » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:28 am

Just finished the High Sierra Trail. Had good air quality after bear paw.
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby BigMan » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:31 am

Sounds promising.

I'm considering heading to Upper Kern Basin tomorrow.

Afternoon air was OK in the Kern?

Thanks for the update.
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby MountainMinstrel » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:05 am

it was a little hazy but nothing to worry about. However, if the wind changes to a northern flow, it will degrade quickly.
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby franklin411 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:54 pm

70% contained now....the rain really helped.

I read that the Kings Canyon Lodge burned down. I guess that's the place with the "Ice Cream Here" sign I've noticed a few times, thought about it, and always decided to keep going to Grants Grove instead. From the Yelp reviews, it looks like:

1. I dodged a bullet, and
2. Karma's a ****! :D
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby SSSdave » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:49 pm

Knew I was going to be able to answer this question eventually. :D

Today October 1, 2015 I declare: the smoke be gone.
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