Super Smokey in Mammoth This Morning, Whats the Deal?

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DaveT.

Big Wall climber
Mammoth Lakes
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 24, 2013 - 11:30am PT
We awoke this morning to the smokiest conditions I've seen out here in Mammoth Lakes. I know there are many fires down by SoCal and such, could all of this be from those fires?!

Do we have fires much closer than I thought, or is the south wind bringing all this up from SoCal?


-D
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:40am PT
The smoke here is from a fire on the west side of the park.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Bishop's a bit smokey as well.I was told we're getting this from a Bass Lake/Oakhurst fire.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jul 24, 2013 - 12:10pm PT

fire beta here:

http://wlfhotlist.com/threads/35831-CA-SNF-Aspen

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
As of 2 hours ago....2200 acres and 0% containment.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=9182827
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 24, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Thanks Paul.

Smoked trout for dinner tonight....no choice in the matter. (cough cough)
franky

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Sounds like the smoke is here to stay for awhile based on the latest inciweb reports. Inaccessible terrain and no people or structures in danger, lightning caused, burn baby burn.
DaveT.

Big Wall climber
Mammoth Lakes
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Any info, ideas, or guesses on how long this is gonna last!!?? It's really smokey over here, as the west wind is bringing all of the smoke here through mammoth pass. It's pretty crummy for both paragliding and climbing out here. Today at the crag was quite smokey...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
"Any info, ideas, or guesses on how long this is gonna last!!??"

See franky's post above yours.
QITNL

climber
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Inciweb link:
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3552/

2,000 - 3,000 acres, 0% containment per the report from 4PM.

Reported to be caused by lightning.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Cleared out a bit here in June Lake this evening....but based on the scenario, I suspect they'll let this one burn, and we will be smokey for a while.

More monsoonal showers please...less lightning!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
I went for a run at Horseshoe Lake and filtered some of the air as a community service for the town..RJ
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Bummer, we're going to be up there for a family vaca next week. Doesn't look like this thing is going to somehow magically become extinguished.

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 25, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Credit: Not mine. Somebody else's.

Is it Super Smokey around June Lake, too?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 25, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
Not smokey in the Meadows at all.

No smoke here in June Lake today either...getting ready to rain, actually.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 25, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Thunder, lightning and POURING rain now!

And the smoke just came back!
10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story/Aspen-Fire-Claims-More-Land/2UDddbHUQ0SYokLsDurxJQ.cspx

looks like it might be two weeks before containment.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
Tuolumne getting dumped on.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
That smoke is coming from 60 miles away...likely not raining down there.

All depends on wind direction, however....climbing in Tuolumne is so good, smoke or no smoke, you will have a GREAT time!
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