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Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 29, 2017 - 11:50am PT
Hwy 190 is closed at the Balch Park turnoff. If your going to the Needles this way won't work due to a big fire in the Tule Drainage that started last night from a Car Wreck. Fire on both sides of the road and its starting to rage. 1000 acres.. Too smoky to fly aircraft! This will be one to watch! The Pier Fire
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 29, 2017 - 01:02pm PT
Oh crap. We have a place in Camp Nelson and were planning on heading up there on Thursday. Thanks much for the heads up since this is the first I'm hearing of it.
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2017 - 02:10pm PT
Fat Dad............Yea, you better check on things! They have engines doing structure protection in and around Camp Nelson right now..Mandatory Evacs...Fire is becoming a Monster!!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 29, 2017 - 03:05pm PT
Inciweb and news outlets are listing Wishon as under mandatory evac. Is there another Wishon than the one up by Courtright?
Paul W

Trad climber
Visalia, CA
Aug 29, 2017 - 03:14pm PT
Ksolem, there is another wishon in the tule drainage
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Aug 29, 2017 - 03:14pm PT
Yes, there is a Wishon downhill of Camp Nelson, and to the north of the road.
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2017 - 03:14pm PT
Yes, Wishon is on the road that goes left by the Powerhouse up 190. I don't know why they also call it Wishon?? Its in the direct path of the fire but the fire is also on the south side of the river they are saying and headed up. I hope Ron C. is okay up there??
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Aug 29, 2017 - 03:19pm PT
I've done trailwork in that area for the last 10 years, and it is massively overgrown, hot as hell, and steep terrain.

They are going to have a big problem with this.
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2017 - 03:20pm PT
Holy Sheeeeet!!
Holy Sheeeeet!!
Credit: Radish
Lower Left in the Pic is Dome Rock
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 29, 2017 - 03:53pm PT
Patrick Paul might be in the know as to Ron C's welfare...
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 29, 2017 - 04:01pm PT
Holy shit! Looks like a bomb goin off. Is that all smoke, or is there a cloud in there?
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2017 - 04:20pm PT
Patrick Paul has moved to Carson City....But I do know that Alpine also was evacuated. They used the reverse 911 to get hold of people. Here's the most recent webcam photo....Its a Pyro Cumulous cloud totally from the fire!
Credit: Radish
I was wrong on the past webam shot..thats not Dome Rock on the left.
Paul W

Trad climber
Three Rivers, CA
Aug 29, 2017 - 05:10pm PT
Pier fire smoke
Pier fire smoke
Credit: Paul W

Current shot from the south fork of the kaweah, looking south. The smoke and that crazy cloud were highly visible from Visalia.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 29, 2017 - 05:28pm PT
Radish, with the mandatory evac there's nothing to do but hope for the best. I love the place but, even assuming I could get there, I'm not going to risk life and limb for some old furniture and some well loved winter clothing. Just glad I was up there with the wife and kids. Heard they were knocking on doors at 3 a.m. to get people out of there.
Credit: Fat Dad
Many a good beer enjoyed here, and many good times with the family.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Aug 29, 2017 - 09:42pm PT
Wishing you the best Fat Dad
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Aug 30, 2017 - 07:38am PT
The Pier Fire, right Rene? My next door neighbor responded yesterday. Yah, hope Ron and family is Ok. Will keep you in my thoughts Fat Dad and pray the fire doesn't make it to your place.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 30, 2017 - 09:30am PT
Fat.... Wishing for the best outcome possible.

I own the exact same beer glass.

Pray for rain.

10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Aug 30, 2017 - 09:34am PT
The Pier Fire, right Rene?

I think they are calling the fire by Fish Camp, the Pier fire.
Paul W

Trad climber
Three Rivers, CA
Aug 30, 2017 - 10:09am PT
The fish camp fire is the "railroad" fire. The one above springville is the "pier" fire. Lots of smoke over the Central Valley today.
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Aug 30, 2017 - 11:06am PT
Heard there was a fire in between Fish Camp and Lewis Creek. Damn!! Calling it the Railroad Fire.
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