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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    The winds here in the bay area have shifted to offshore pulling-in all the smoke from the fires resulting in terrible air quality. However that resulted in a beautiful blood-red sunset yesterday over the Pacific at Ocean Beach where tens of thousands fled to avoid the oppressive heat: It hit 106F in downtown SF for an all-time high! Similar temperatures and air quality are forecast for today easing up somewhat on Labor Day and beyond.

    Stay cool and hydrated out there.

    Thomas

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Heavy smoke here, too. Our main highway east (about 75 miles) has been closed a few days due to a fire on both sides...lots of structures burnt. Yesterday it hit 90F. Today it is up to 97F so far. I am so glad I do not fight wildfires anymore -- a young person's job. I did not do a whole bunch, but having fire in my face in the middle of nowhere wasn't what I call fun.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Gosh. Up 50 deg in a week. I'm sitting at my retouching station in the dkrm cause it's the coolest spot I have, but have run out of prints to retouch. Wonder if the bullwhip effect of this monsoons activity will hit me next wk with a big storm. Hopefully no more monster fires in the southern Sierra like the last few years.

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Yesterday one of my friends who works in Yosemite reported that there was a four hour wait just to get through the ranger station on 140.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    The slowdown at that entry is to make certain nobody is trying to smuggle Fresno people into the Park!

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Quote Originally Posted by drew wiley View Post
    the slowdown at that entry is to make certain nobody is trying to smuggle fresno people into the park!
    lol!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Yesterday one of my friends who works in Yosemite reported that there was a four hour wait just to get through the ranger station on 140.
    I can confirm that wait. In a fit of spontaneity I decided to go over Tioga pass to get to Phoenix.

    Roger

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    At the moment I'm a bit concerned about smoke from the Pier Fire above Porterville. It's allegedly at 17,000 acres right now with zero containment. As per wacky traffic, right on a record heat holiday, and everyone headed to Stinson Beach to cool down, they decided to close Hwy 1 for a repair. That forced all the traffic onto the tiny Muir Woods road, where they were stuck for hours on a 2-mile section. Glad I stayed home. The cool air arrived here around noon, while people headed for the beach were melting.

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    I haven't smoked a cigarette in over 40 years. I spent this morning in Coarsegold and I think I made up for it
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    I' m heading out of Courtright next weekend. Since that will be my low point, hopefully I'll be above any smoke. SEKI is claiming good air above 8500, but rather miserable air anywhere road altitude. The big fire is down in the brush of the Tule River, so I don't know where that goes except to settle in the SJ Valley. We had a weird orange sunset here on the Bay last nite; but today the wind direction changed and the air is clearing.

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