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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 20, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
Jeff and Denise live out further than you do by lots. Denise's house, though, is just off Feffetti.

Check in with you tomorrow.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Aug 20, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
The 3 pm update.
This thing is still spreading primarily east and southeast.
The separation of the hot zones seems to indicate there are a lot of wind blown embers traveling east and southeast.
In the last few hours this fire seems to have spread out somewhat but has not gotten worse in intensity overall.
Good luck to the firefighters.And to local residents.
Credit: Ward Trotter


Strider

Trad climber
ಠ_ಠ
Aug 20, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
Ward, which website are you going to for that map? It is actually the most updated map I have seen. The Inciweb map is old as is the willandfire.maps.arcgis map.

So far things around here are OK. I live at the Evergreen Lodge and while there is a little bit of smoke in the air, we are not evacuated and I think it is unlikely the fire will make it this far. Regardless, we are prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. San Jose Camp, Camp Tawonga and Camp Mather are currently evacuated.

Let's see how this goes. Good luck on your end Eric.

-Nick
QITNL

climber
Aug 20, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Sorry, khanom - no offense intended. Just trying to be helpful. Last night all the info I had was "Tioga Road Closed" written in Sharpie on an 8x11 piece of paper. I don't own any property near there but I'm bummed, I really like that area.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Aug 20, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Ward, which website are you going to for that map?

To get the data I have posted you must have Google Earth.
Although the Active Fire Mapping program can provide data in several ways.

Go to: http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/

On menu at left choose " Fire Data in Google Earth"

Once at that site go down to " AFM KML Bundle" click on" current"

If you have Google Earth these links will allow you to access fire data gathered from the MODIS satellites
http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/

I'll get off the thread and allow you locals guys to communicate.
Good luck and stay safe.
Watch for wind blown embers.

WBraun

climber
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Best wishes khanom.

I know your area very well.

I drove by your house a couple of months ago and was tempted to steal a carrot from your field :-)

Anyways I really hope this fire does not go near your area.

I have friends who live there too .....



Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
Nick, just texted you. Was hoping to ask you how bad the smoke is over the res and NE of you. Glad it doesn't seem like it will go your way.
Impaler

Social climber
Berkeley
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Saw this thing starting on Sunday evening while driving back home from Bridgeport. It was already night. Closest thing that I've seen to Mordor in my life. Glad that we got through before the road was closed. Good luck to those near it.
Strider

Trad climber
ಠ_ಠ
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Munge, still no cell service up here so no text will arrive. The smoke isn't bad although just in the past hour we have had the wind shift and are getting more smoke now.

So far the fire seems to have stalled today. It exploded over night from 1000 acres to 10,000. Hopefully it sleeps tonight and gives the fire guys some time to get lines arranged.

For us here at the Lodge, this one is still no where near as bad as the one at Early Intake in 2005 or 2006. You couldn't see 100' in front of you and it was raining ash. As the crow flies that one was about 3 miles away.

By contrast this fire is about 6 or 7 miles as the crow flies with plenty of roads and potential fire lines between us and the fire. I am fairly confident the Lodge will be just fine.

Unfortunately it looks like Liliskoog Lodge is having a bad time of it. Don't think it was burned down but the fire went right over the top of it. Keeping my fingers crossed for those folks.

Time to serve dinner to the guests. I'll let you guys know if anything changes later tonight.

-n
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
thx hombre!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:38pm PT

Thanks Strider....


neebee, please read Striders^ above post.....He works at Evergreen Lodge.
QITNL

climber
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Pilot's eye video of MAFFS drop from yesterday
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 20, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
hey there say, nita.... thanks... i just saw it... i will email him later, i know he knows matt, too...

thanks so much!!!

prayers for all...

edit:
say, strider, please email me, say, '
have you seen matt, give him my message
of love and hugs... and prayers...
god blesss...
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Aug 20, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 20, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
hey there say, khanom... i just realized something...

i had an address for you that was not calif...

did you move, or, is this an areas you are in and staying, due to work?
if you move, oh my, hope your place will be okay, :O
hope all is going to be well,for everyone...
very sad the fire got bigger so fast, :O

will be praying for all the folks and fighters...

my brother matt is up, somewhere in the 'them there hills'
of groveland...
and last i heard he was going to evergreen lodge...


ps, for strider:
(heard from our mom, last night... if i hear from you strider,
i will not need to call her, again, tonight)...

JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Hope the farm is ok Khanom, scary, all the best.

Edit, the best to the Evergreen folks, Strider...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:20am PT
2:22 pm, from the middle of Earth, northeast view.
2:22 pm, from the middle of Earth, northeast view.
Credit: mouse from merced
3:17 pm, downtown Merced, view northeast-ish.
3:17 pm, downtown Merced, view northeast-ish.
Credit: mouse from merced
Very hot in the valley today, like 98, so these may be only cumuli of the normal variety. No guarantees.
TrackerTodd

Mountain climber
CA
Aug 21, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Thx Strider good luck and I love your joint!
Strider

Trad climber
ಠ_ಠ
Aug 21, 2013 - 02:28am PT
Howdy,

The "recommended evacuation" of Camp Tawonga, Sawmill Mtn rd, Spinning Wheel and Hardin flat rd. turned into a hard evacuation. So far that is all that has changed. On our end of the fire (the opposite side from khanom) which I will call the north-east flank has made a little progress toward us but not much. The south flank of the fire appears to be where the action is. This includes Hardin Flat rd and Pilot Ridge. A lot of hot spots in that direction. I have no real information on the West (Groveland/Ferretti) & Southwest (Smith Station/Greely Hill) flank. Nobody gives a crap about the North flank of the fire since there is nothing there of human importance (although I would HATE to see the forest gone up there, beautiful country).

Evergreen is still open for business but again, we are just awaiting the word to evac. And the decision to stay open has nothing to do with money and everything to do with taking care of our guests and employees who have nowhere else to go. There are ~375 people here tonight and a reactionary evac would serve no useful purpose in my eyes. PLEASE understand, these are my opinions and not that of my employer.

neebee, last I heard (about an hour ago) your brother is safe but Sawmill mtn has been evacuated. The confirmed sighting of him was that he was driving his truck, horse hitched to the back, leaving his house. Safe and sound.

Safe night to everyone.
-n
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Aug 21, 2013 - 02:46am PT
Wow this beast has expanded in every direction since the last time I looked, especially north and northeast.
It's starting to look real nasty.
Hopefully the weather and suppression efforts can get a handle on this thing tomorrow.


Credit: Ward Trotter
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