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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 7:38 pm 
I just came over 90 since 2 is closed. Looked like that I 90 fire was starting to take off. There was personell on it but flames were pretty intense.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 8:44 pm 
altasnob wrote:
Norse Peak Fire burned West of the crest and was 55,920 acres in 2017 but it also burned East of the crest. And the west side forest is different, and much drier and dense, down there than north of Snoqualmie Pass.
I agree about that last part. Rainier acts like the crest itself, with a rain shadow on its east side. It isn't as wide (a lot of the clouds go around) but you can find plants that normally only live east of the crest in that general area. In contrast, Skykomish is definitely west side. The clouds are pushed up in that area (along with the funneling effect of the Skykomish River). It gets a huge amount of precipitation each year.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 9:47 pm 
Canít find anything about the I90 fire. Maybe itís too small to report about?

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 10:20 pm 
This one. It says it's out now.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 10:24 pm 
How did I miss that? Glad they contained it so quickly.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 6:15 am 
rossb wrote:
In contrast, Skykomish is definitely west side. The clouds are pushed up in that area (along with the funneling effect of the Skykomish River). It gets a huge amount of precipitation each year.
Plus the Puget Sound Convergence Zone (PSCZ) often hits hard in that area.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 6:55 am 
rossb wrote:
I agree about that last part. Rainier acts like the crest itself, with a rain shadow on its east side. It isn't as wide (a lot of the clouds go around) but you can find plants that normally only live east of the crest in that general area. In contrast, Skykomish is definitely west side. The clouds are pushed up in that area (along with the funneling effect of the Skykomish River). It gets a huge amount of precipitation each year.
Thatís not uncommon. Look at Hartís Pass, itís hard to believe half of that is in Western Washington.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 7:06 am 
philfort wrote:
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Fire near exit 42 on I90.
Looks like the exit 45 west bound onramp? Probably a tossed cigarette. https://twitter.com/EastsideFire/status/1572370531630088193
More morons.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 7:23 am 
I saw 3 guys camped in ALW on Sat and when I came out yesterday, I walked to the spot they were camped to pick up any garbage. They had made a fire ring where they had a fire. idiots

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 8:33 am 
Lots of smoke in Seattle today. Because it's "useful to know the world around us," I sniffed the air at great length to determine where, exactly, this smoke is coming from. It is 12% Stayman, 36% Bolt Creek, 41% Goat Rocks with a piquant of Chilliwack mixed with a remainder of Boulder Mountain.

"..living on the east side of the Sierra world be ideal - except for harsher winters and the chance of apocalyptic fires burning the whole area." Bosterson, NWHiker's marketing expert

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 9:21 am 
Itís definitely a reminder that we are all connected, like it or not. And what can we do about it? I find that it does make me feel better to be more proactive and like Sky Hiker did, check on campsites I come across to make sure the fire has been put completely out in addition to picking up garbage. More often now, I am dismantling fire rings that are illegal and/or in a stupid location. I know they will rebuild them again, but itís a way for me to at least do something. If I donít take responsibility for other peopleís stupidity, then who else will? The challenge for me is how do I approach and talk to people who have illegal campfires? We met some young hunters who packed in with horses and were camped not far from us near Andrews Pass a couple of weeks ago. They were very friendly and we had a nice visit with them as we walked past their camp on a dayhike from our camp. At the end of the day when we came back, they were sitting around a bonfireÖin the bone dry PasaytenÖbreathing smoke from the Parks fire in addition to their own fire. The only thing that kept me from going over to talk to them was that they were in a meadow by Spanish Creek which had already burned. I worried about it the next day though, because they were still there when we packed up and left, so I couldnít check to see if the fire was completely out. Any thoughts/suggestions on this dilemma?

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 9:21 am 
Wow, Kimmy making fun of knowledge. doh.gif

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 9:42 am 
Downtown Seattle

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 9:51 am 
^ 3 red cars and only 1 Tesla. How weird!

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