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smoke and fires

Post by justm » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:55 pm

Has anybody headed into the Emigrant wilderness via crabtree since the Dardanelle fire started ? How is the smoke ? Should I even bother going this weekend ? Thanks








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Post by maverick » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:09 pm

The Donnell Fire started just 7 days ago, already at over 13,000 acres and only 5% contained, Emigrant is probably the last place you want to go right now. 108 is still closed at Eagle Meadow Road from the west and at the top of Sonora Pass.
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Re: smoke and fires

Post by RSC » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:25 pm

I agree with maverick. I wanted to do a hike there on Monday and went part way up, but there was just no way. The Donnell fire is now at 17,941 acres and 4% contained.

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Post by justm » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:51 pm

yes I'm aware of the size , scope and all, I've been following it closely. Just wondered if anyone has been there . Thanks for the responses. I may go north , to the Mokelumne area. I'll check with the rangers there.

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Post by RSC » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 pm

On Monday I went up 108 and turned off at 4N26 (Crabtree Road), but didn't continue. As I said, there was just no way. The smoke was very very thick.

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Post by SSSdave » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:47 pm

Adequate sources for smoke information is on this HST dedicated thread.

http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... 34&t=18250

Or just look at the current day's satellite image. Well unless one cannot make sense of maps.

(manually select copy paste url our forum sw mutilates)

https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?p ... 4836968789

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Re: smoke and fires

Post by justm » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:50 am

Thanks for the info, very much appreciated. Looks like a fall hiking season, if that !!!

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