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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 10:07 am 
So fire up by suiattle river road. Closing whole area.. Fire map looks bad for s.w. Montana into Idaho .. Wind river range looks clear! Olympics are good yes? Anyone comment on where the hell to go..I'll start looking at fore maps if someone can post another link..and yes I know there is another thread.. Just thought recent trips could be commented on here Section j was clear according to my sister last week.. Thanx!!!

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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 10:40 am 
Go to Caltopo.com and check the "fire activity" box on the righthand side.

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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 10:50 am 
It's summer. Fire is what happens in summer now. We're lucky it isn't much worse this year

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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 11:16 am 
Anyone know if theres any issues down the Mtn Loop around the Monte Cristo area? I see that AQ looks bad around Darrington and but much worse further north. I used to hike all the time in smoke but had a bad experience last year so taking the AQ pretty serious these days. Current forecast is showing that on Friday winds switch around to the east and i'm thinking this could pull in smoke from the White River/Irving Peak Fires 13 miles away?

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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 11:59 am 
Click the map. And check NPS and USFS websites. Fires include ones at and near Boulder Lake (pretty close to Darrington) and up in North Cascades National Park around Brush Creek and Copper Ridge. Nothing much in the South Cascades or Olympics.

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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 12:10 pm 
Olympics are completely clear. Inciweb is a good site for fires as well: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 6:36 pm 
USFS link link to CANADA, eh?

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PostTue Sep 06, 2022 7:13 pm 
I hear Dee Lake is nice

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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 7:11 am 
dixon wrote:
Anyone know if theres any issues down the Mtn Loop around the Monte Cristo area? I see that AQ looks bad around Darrington and but much worse further north. I used to hike all the time in smoke but had a bad experience last year so taking the AQ pretty serious these days. Current forecast is showing that on Friday winds switch around to the east and i'm thinking this could pull in smoke from the White River/Irving Peak Fires 13 miles away?
Definitely Friday and Saturday looks pretty bad. Yesterday at Gothic Basin it was noticeably smoky but far worse along the Stevens Pass Corridor. Friday and Saturday look to have much stronger easterly flow. And it is hot which will enhance fire activity. Because it pushes it out into the ocean it may take a couple of days to totally clear this smoke.

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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 7:18 am 
Red Flag warning for east of the Cascades right now. Fire Weather Watch for the west side on Friday:
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 1151 PM PDT Tue Sep 6 2022 WAZ649>651-654>657-072200- /O.CON.KSEW.FW.A.0002.220909T1800Z-220911T0600Z/ North and Central Coastal Strip-North Coastal Lowlands- Central Coastal Lowlands-Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands- Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands- Northeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet- Southeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet- 1151 PM PDT Tue Sep 6 2022 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 649, 650, 651, 654, 655, 656, AND 657... * AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 649 North and Central Coastal Strip, Fire Weather Zone 650 North Coastal Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 651 Central Coastal Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 654 Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 655 Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands, Fire Weather Zone 656 Northeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet and Fire Weather Zone 657 Southeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet. * WINDS...Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 20 percent. * TEMPERATURES...In the 80s to around 90. * TIMING...Friday morning through Saturday evening. * IMPACTS....A combination of moderate breezes, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to rapid rates of spread and down-wind spotting on existing fires. If a fire were to begin, air quality may diminish in the surrounding area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that there is a potential for critical fire weather conditions to develop. Monitor the forecasts for possible Red Flag Warnings.

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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 7:59 am 
Danka..foist et all! I just thought this would give people some idea as to what areas suck..like north of darrington.. waah.gif

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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 8:56 am 
Saw this blow up in a short time then disappear quickly yesterday from the shore of Lake Washington

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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 2:26 pm 
Okanogan Wenatchee report for the Pasayten. NW Pasayten 🔥Fires Update: Increased fire activity on some of the lightning caused fires, burning in the very remote, steep, and inaccessible terrain in the northwest corner of the Pasayten Wilderness Area, spurred trail and area closures over the holiday weekend. Hot, dry, and windy conditions are expected today as a trough moves into the area which is expected to create conditions for increased fire behavior. The Shull, The Parks, Kid, Three Fools, Skagit, and Elbow fires, located near the Canadian-U.S border, are expected to grow in acreage today. National Incident Management Organization Team, NIMO Team 2, assumed command yesterday over the six fires now being called the NW Pasayten Fires, located in the Pasayten Wilderness on the Methow Valley Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, as well as the Chilliwack Complex Fires within the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. A number of closures are in effect including an area closure for the Freezeout Creek basin and a number of trails and portions of trails in the area. Portions of both the Pacific Crest Trail and Pacific Northwest Trail remain closed at this time. Smoke from these fires, and other fires burning in the region, may impact north central Washington communities over the next few days. Take precautions when recreating outdoors when heavy smoke is present. Learn more at Real-Time Air Quality Map | PurpleAir, airnow.gov or visit https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/. Update on individual NW Pasayten Fires: 🔥 The Kid Fire, located on the ridge between Rock Creek and West Fork Pasayten, is approximately 8 miles south of the Canadian-U.S. border. The fire has been very active with spotting and torching of grouped trees. Yesterday, smokejumpers worked on protection of the historic airport cabin, situated about one quarter mile away from the Kid Fire, utilizing pumps and sprinklers. If conditions allow, smokejumpers will also be burning out unburned brush between the fire and the cabin. 🔥 The Parks Fire is also very active. It crossed the border into Canada a couple of days ago. There is a Canadian Incident Management Team assigned to the Canadian portion (called the Heather Fire north of the border) of the Parks Fire. The fire is about one half mile from the Monument 83 Fire Lookout at the time of this release. Firefighters have prepared the lookout by wrapping the base with fire protective wrap. 🔥 The Skagit Fire, located in Freezeout Creek 6 miles south of the border, spread northward and crossed over the top of the ridge and down the other side. 🔥 Three Fools Fire, located 8 miles south of the border, is actively backing down the ridge and through an old burn scar, it has spotted north of the ridge. 🔥 The Elbow Fire, located 6 miles south of the border, is actively backing down the slope near Skagit Peak. 🔥 Tuesday, fire activity increased on the Shull Fire located 11 miles south of the border.

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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 2:29 pm 
White River fire is moving closer to Lake Wenatchee. This area is in red flag warning for today. Winds out of the west, could be gusting to 30mph.
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PostWed Sep 07, 2022 5:40 pm 
A red flag warning that includes Puget Sound lowlands has been posted. For my area NE of Redmond this is from noon Friday to midnight Saturday.

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