Forum Index > Trail Talk > New fire in William O Douglas wilderness
 Reply to topic
Previous :: Next Topic
Author     Message
AA+
Mountainfisherman
Member
Member


Joined: 26 May 2010
Posts: 104 | TRs | Pics
Mountainfisherman
Member
PostThu Sep 09, 2021 6:57 pm 
YouTube Schneider Springs Fire. They post a daily update and other interesting video. Flyovers are particularly interesting to me because I know the area. Where it’s burning now it would have to take a hard left (west) turn which would be against the generally prevailing winds and it would run into the American Ridge Fire scar from 2017 before threatening the PCT. It’s pretty far away, but this development could be a game changer. They got a little rain on the fire Wednesday and it had no effect they said because of how dry it is. After the 110 plus temps in late June-the moisture was sucked out of everything. We’ve gotten something like .22 inches of precip in the Yakima Valley since then-obviously a little more in the mountains since but no where near normal precip.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
John Morrow
Member
Member


Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 1494 | TRs | Pics
Location: Roslyn
John Morrow
Member
PostThu Sep 09, 2021 7:38 pm 
fourteen410 wrote:
Aerial recon flight from yesterday if anyone is looking for a visual:


This is the 2007 Rattlesnake Fire where the video is captioned burning into it.  Same start time Aug 4 or 6 and went all summer with a fraction of the intensity of the current fire.  Hence, treeswarper's "asbestos forest".

View north from Ironstone Mtn Trail:

Aug. 10, 2007
Aug. 10, 2007
down canyon Rattlesnake
down canyon Rattlesnake

View from Rattlesnake Creek:

Strawberry meadow
Strawberry meadow

Views south, from opposite side, on Mt Aix Trail looking across Hindoo Creek:

Aug 18:


Sept 26:


The current fire's ability to go west against the prevailing winds has surprised me.  In Dog, Hindoo, and Rattlesnake valleys of continuous forest my guess it makes afternoon valley to ridgetop runs and the flanks expand westward and send firebrands causing spot fires even further west.  Making its way over time.  The origin is at least 9 linear miles east of American Ridge.  Doesn't appear that past fire scars have been stopping it though American Ridge fires (2017?) are far more recent than Dog (2004?) or Rattlesnakes 1 (early 2000s) and Rattlesnake 2 (2007).

A late day column coming from upper Rattlesnake on this weekend, Sat Sept 4, 2021, photo from near Old Snowy on PCT.

Plume from Schneider
Plume from Schneider

--------------
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”-Mary Oliver

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
― MLK Jr.
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
fourteen410
Member
Member


Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 2222 | TRs | Pics
fourteen410
Member
PostThu Sep 09, 2021 8:26 pm 
I hope they're able to protect the American River Guard Station.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
John Morrow
Member
Member


Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 1494 | TRs | Pics
Location: Roslyn
John Morrow
Member
PostFri Sep 10, 2021 12:55 pm 
101,000+ acres.

I am fairly certain there has never been a wildfire in Kittitas or Yakima Counties burn 100,000ac (forested, not desert) in recorded history.

--------------
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”-Mary Oliver

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
― MLK Jr.
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Mountainfisherman
Member
Member


Joined: 26 May 2010
Posts: 104 | TRs | Pics
Mountainfisherman
Member
PostFri Sep 10, 2021 6:04 pm 
I believe you’re right-I’ve been looking but haven’t found anything on forested land that size. We’ve talked for years about the “big one,” this is it.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
treeswarper
Alleged Sockpuppet!



Joined: 25 Dec 2006
Posts: 10281 | TRs | Pics
Location: Don't move here
treeswarper
Alleged Sockpuppet!
PostFri Sep 10, 2021 6:27 pm 
I can't recall the name or the size, but in 1987?? there was a good size one hopping back and forth across the crest east of Enumclaw.  It was in public and private timberland and in the watershed. One fire camp was at Lester.  I don't think it was that big though.  Wish I could remember the name.

--------------
What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human––animals and aliens are great possibilities
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
tinman
Member
Member


Joined: 08 Oct 2004
Posts: 345 | TRs | Pics
Location: Where it rains, WA
tinman
Member
PostFri Sep 10, 2021 6:59 pm 
Treeswarper,

I went to a fire there as an ordering manager and I think the fire was called "Falls Creek"?  We ended up at a fire camp at the Naches Ranger Station.

--------------
Wherever you go, there you are.......
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
treeswarper
Alleged Sockpuppet!



Joined: 25 Dec 2006
Posts: 10281 | TRs | Pics
Location: Don't move here
treeswarper
Alleged Sockpuppet!
PostFri Sep 10, 2021 9:04 pm 
We had a little engine and worked with timber fallers drowning the burning trees after they dropped them.  We were camped at Lester.

--------------
What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human––animals and aliens are great possibilities
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
gb
Member
Member


Joined: 01 Jul 2010
Posts: 5677 | TRs | Pics
gb
Member
PostSat Sep 11, 2021 6:34 am 
1/2" of rain yesterday at Chinook Pass....

fourteen410
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
   All times are GMT - 8 Hours
 Reply to topic
Forum Index > Trail Talk > New fire in William O Douglas wilderness
  Happy Birthday JPH, straydog!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy