Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 26 of 26

Thread: New fire in Yosemite----

  1. #21
    tgtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    3,798

    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    The smoke has gotten really bad in the valley - skyrocketing to 220 micrograms per cubic meter yesterday!
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Y...k-12176803.php
    https://www.nature.nps.gov/air/WebCa...melines_pm.cfm

    Thomas

  2. #22
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    10,557

    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    It's bad here on the Bay. But today's report says the air is clear at Mineral King now; and I'll be well north of there and a lot higher too. So it looks like a go for me. But another big fire could start anytime. The risk looks just as bad or even worse out of state. They just rescued several dozen backpackers squeezed between two big fires in Oregon. I'll be mostly above timberline, and am more worried about ice in a particular chute. I don't really want the extra weight of lugging ice gear. I'm getting old and lazy.

  3. #23
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    10,557

    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Trying to get accurate info on the Mission Fire. The North Fork area is being evacuated and the Governer has declared it a disaster area. It seems to be headed toward Mammoth Pool; but it's starting to look like a monster that could also shut down the south entrance to Yos. With so many dead pines around, the Bass Lake resort area could burn in an hour. Apparently the pine beetles never learned that climate change is a hoax.

  4. #24

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sillycon Valley, CA
    Posts
    263

    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Trying to get accurate info on the Mission Fire.
    Inciweb page on the Mission fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5588/

    -Darren

  5. #25
    LF/ULF Carbon Printer Jim Fitzgerald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Vancouver Washington
    Posts
    3,337

    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    It's bad here on the Bay. But today's report says the air is clear at Mineral King now; and I'll be well north of there and a lot higher too. So it looks like a go for me. But another big fire could start anytime. The risk looks just as bad or even worse out of state. They just rescued several dozen backpackers squeezed between two big fires in Oregon. I'll be mostly above timberline, and am more worried about ice in a particular chute. I don't really want the extra weight of lugging ice gear. I'm getting old and lazy.
    Drew yes the Columbia River gorge is on fire since Saturday. Some idiot teenager thought it would be funny to throw fireworks down a canyon off of the Eagle Creek trail. 33,00acres and 5% contained. It is not good up here. Today was the first day that you could actually go outside. The smoke and ash in Vancouver has been very bad.

  6. #26
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    10,557

    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Thanks Jim & Darren. Well at least it looks like the Mission Fire has been bulldozer surrounded. If it got up onto Chiquito Ridge and a crown fire in those dead pines, there would have been no stopping it. I'm still waiting to learn if anyone I personally knew lost a home. But there were also some scruffy meth types back in there too.

Similar Threads

  1. Dog Rock Fire--Yosemite
    By Preston in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 8-Oct-2014, 21:01
  2. Yosemite Meadow Fire Heads Up
    By Preston in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 29-Sep-2014, 08:34
  3. Whoa! Big fire in Yosemite/El Portal!
    By John Kasaian in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 4-Aug-2014, 10:27
  4. Yosemite fire/smoke report 8/10/11
    By dsphotog in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-Aug-2011, 17:56

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •