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Smoke from Rough Fire might be affecting hikers on the JMT

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Smoke from Rough Fire might be affecting hikers on the JMT
August 22, 2015 09:31AM
Rough Fire Closure

larock1971@ymail.com
Message 1 of 4 , Aug 20 5:10 PM

I'm hearing from my son and cousin, through an InReach, that rangers are turning back hikers going south out of MTR due to the air quality because of smoke from the Rough Fire. I'm not certain if they talked with a ranger or heard from hikers who were turned around. They mention they have been told to exit over Piute Pass or down to Florence Lake. Anyone else have additional info? Would jumping back on the trail at Onion Valley be an option?

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/johnmuirtrail/conversations/topics/54629


Latest satellite imagery:
(8/24/2015) http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/?subset=AERONET_Fresno.2015236.terra.1km



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/24/2015 04:04PM by KenS.
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August 22, 2015 02:59PM
Gave a couple of them a ride from North Lake yesterday. They were aborting due to the smoke (and I don't blame them).
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August 23, 2015 07:49AM
Apparently the fire crossed CA-180 and burned the Kings Canyon Lodge (where the 1920s gas pumps are).
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August 23, 2015 11:48PM
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ttilley
Apparently the fire crossed CA-180 and burned the Kings Canyon Lodge (where the 1920s gas pumps are).

I wonder if the lodge will be rebuilt.

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August 24, 2015 07:37AM
I saw another article (on the site of some Fresno TV station) saying that the lodge was not insured. Unless they got it wrong, rebuilding seems like it might be difficult.
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August 24, 2015 11:09AM
It would have been very hard to get insurance in that location.
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August 23, 2015 10:59AM
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August 24, 2015 11:43AM
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August 27, 2015 12:56PM

AERONET_Fresno Subset - Terra 1km True Color 2015/238 (08/26)
Re: Smoke from Rough Fire might be affecting hikers on the JMT
August 28, 2015 05:39PM
Animation of areas likely to be affected by smoke from California fires:

http://viewer.smoke.airfire.org/run/standard/CANSAC-6km/2015090412



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2015 08:18PM by KenS.
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