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cough cough, too much smoke
« on: Sep 07, 2020, 01:41:07 PM »
Cali needs to fall into the ocean! Put these fires out. This latest is quite close to home, the Creek fire. Seems to have doubled it's size overnight.
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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #1 on: Sep 08, 2020, 02:07:00 PM »
I hope no one is left on the Shaver area trails by now.  If you do know of anyone in the Red Lk area they are trapped there with no way out at the moment.  Fire is past Bald Mt and China Peak.  If anyone on Dusy they need to head south to Cortright and then make their way to Pineflat res as the area around Shaver is fully engulfed...no way to go on hwy 168.  the only way out of the general area in via Pine flat.  If you know of anyone in the Red Lks area they will need to be air evacuated...if possible.   130 flown out of Edison Lake this morning starting 3am while good air up there.  small crew stayed to help hikers still heading to them.  This is the fire the locals have feared for 40yrs :(

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2020, 02:57:37 PM »
We barley got out before the fire got to the 168. We were on Dusy camped at Thompson lake. We have 3 buddies still stuck out there and have not heard from them since Saturday. Hoping they have enough fuel to get back to courtright

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #3 on: Sep 09, 2020, 09:41:27 AM »
there is a spot fire near Cortright, haven't looked to see how close it is to the trail.  Do they have any way to communicate with you?  You need to report this to the county sheriff up there so they can add these guys to the list.  If they can turn around and head to Kaiser pass they can then go to Edison Lake and be safe.
 

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #4 on: Sep 09, 2020, 09:42:26 AM »
Edison is still the staging area for that section of the Sierra since they have a helopad.  over 150 were airlifted yesterday.  Edison crew still there to help others as they arrive.

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #5 on: Sep 09, 2020, 09:50:22 AM »
Ok, the fire near Cortright is away from the trail for now.  So, if there they can get out via Ross Crossing road all the way to Pine Flat Res.  They cannot get out through Shaver.  If the Cortright fire blocks them their only option is to head to Kaiser Pass and Edison Lk.  Rigs can be parked on the lake bed and be ok.  They can be flown out if necessary.

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #6 on: Sep 09, 2020, 10:18:22 AM »
Fire is getting closer to the Red Mt trails.  That group of trails is completely cut off.  If anyone knows of wheelers up there you need to contact the Co Sheriff NOW!  They will need air evac.  Same goes for Brewer Lk.  The north side of Bald Mt trail was overrun yesterday and fire still growing there.

Get the word out!!

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #7 on: Sep 09, 2020, 02:12:19 PM »
Washington is on fire as well. the Evan's Canyon fire was right in our backyard and now their are a couple others. Last I heard their wa around 300,000 acres burnt throughout Washington.

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 09, 2020, 02:20:18 PM »
Washington is on fire as well. the Evan's Canyon fire was right in our backyard and now their are a couple others. Last I heard their wa around 300,000 acres burnt throughout Washington.

Saw that on the news.  Looks like it is mostly contained.  My dad used to live in Ellensburg so pretty close.

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #9 on: Sep 09, 2020, 05:47:26 PM »
Spot fire near Courtright has diminished in size so good news for any wheelers trying to go south end of trail.  North end of trail is still clear to Kaiser...just turn right and head to Edison Lk.  you cannot go down to Huntington!

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #10 on: Sep 09, 2020, 05:51:12 PM »
Washington is on fire as well. the Evan's Canyon fire was right in our backyard and now their are a couple others. Last I heard their wa around 300,000 acres burnt throughout Washington.

A friend of mine nearly lost his house (did lose a SUV Jeep and some out buildings) and three neighbors lost their houses in Eastern WA.
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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #11 on: Sep 10, 2020, 02:16:05 PM »
A group of hikers got cut off, now they're making their way to 395.
Sure it'll fit........ Just needs a little brute finesse.

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #12 on: Sep 10, 2020, 03:24:32 PM »
Our buddies backtracked and made it out the courtright side so they are ok

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #13 on: Sep 10, 2020, 05:14:36 PM »
Saw that on the news.  Looks like it is mostly contained.  My dad used to live in Ellensburg so pretty close.

yeah it has burned almost to Ellensburg at this point.
here is a video I shot last Friday:
https://i.imgur.com/ccphv6J.mp4

It was crazy looking at night too:



Glad they fought it hard Friday and Saturday so when the wind hit Monday we were safe. if they didn't we would have been in a lot more danger.

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #14 on: Sep 11, 2020, 12:21:27 AM »
Our buddies backtracked and made it out the courtright side so they are ok

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #15 on: Sep 12, 2020, 02:44:44 PM »
I just had to evacuate here on the Oregon Coast.  These photos are from the fire near my house.  Oregon is bad too!  The whole west coast is on fire.  They have caught alot of individuals setting fires.   

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #16 on: Sep 12, 2020, 06:45:16 PM »
wow, yea, just read about the 4 arrested...so far...a lot more have been seen that haven't been caught yet.  Stay safe!

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« Reply #17 on: Sep 13, 2020, 10:33:08 AM »
Should be a public hanging for those who purposely start fires, even for those who do it out of stupidity, like the idiot here a few weeks ago who had a burn pile going on a 105* day, then clamed he didn't know that the burn ban was in effect.
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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #18 on: Sep 13, 2020, 03:52:54 PM »
Should be a public hanging for those who purposely start fires, even for those who do it out of stupidity, like the idiot here a few weeks ago who had a burn pile going on a 105* day, then clamed he didn't know that the burn ban was in effect.

I agree.  The punishment for causing this degree of devastation, loss of life (human and animal), and Earth destruction should be so severe that it would be a huge deterrent.

Public hangings would be very effective, however that punishment would be barbaric for any civilized society. :yikes:

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #19 on: Sep 13, 2020, 03:57:12 PM »
Could these horrific fires have been avoided, prevented, or lessened with scientific ecological application of known actions to the forests, ground, terrain, etc.??

If so, why were the actions NOT taken?  Who is responsible for NOT doing what could have been done?

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Re: cough cough, too much smoke
« Reply #20 on: Sep 13, 2020, 05:39:15 PM »
Could these horrific fires have been avoided, prevented, or lessened with scientific ecological application of known actions to the forests, ground, terrain, etc.??

If so, why were the actions NOT taken?  Who is responsible for NOT doing what could have been done?

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