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Re: High Park fire

Postby djkest » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:09 pm

I got some spectacular photos from Hagues and Mummy mountain today. I can post them tomorrow.
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Postby JEyez » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:33 pm

djkest wrote:I got some spectacular photos from Hagues and Mummy mountain today. I can post them tomorrow.


I was with my class on a hike to Sky Pond today and watched this fire from its infancy. I took a picture every 10 minutes or so and now that I take a look at them I am absolutely amazed at how quickly it spread and its intensity.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby coloradokevin » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:06 am

This thing really blew up quickly. We noticed it at about 3pm while "watering" the dogs in Standley Lake. We couldn't remember having heard about any current large fires, and this one looked bad from that vantage point. Davey, those pictures you posted really put that fire in perspective.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ajkagy » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:57 am

14,000 acres now, front range has been getting it bad this year. Sounds like some of the resources for the big air tankers and resources are stretched because of the huge fire going on right now down in NM
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:45 pm

Finally found a map of the burned area on Inciweb: http://inciweb.org/incident/2904/

Looks like burned summits are
UN 8220
UN 8020 (S)
UN 7515
UN 7875

And looks to be closing in on Buckhorn Mountain
Some rise, some fall, some climb to get to terrapin
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:58 pm

Add to the summits burned by the Hewlett Gulch Fire a few weeks ago:
UN 6740
UN 7180
Aiguille du Greyrock
North Greyrock
Greyrock Mountain
UN 7309
UN 6712
UN 6945

And from the Stuart Hole Fire
UN 7282
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Re: High Park fire

Postby bpko » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:56 pm

This fire, luckily, barely missed my parents' house. A coworker of mine had to evacuate her home, could be lost by now. Good luck to all those involved.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby djkest » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:05 pm

Time/Date stamp is accurate
All pictures taken from ~13,000 feet on Hagues Peak, Rowe Peak, and the last one is from Mummy Mountain. I have more of these but didn't want to overload the forum.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby djkest » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:07 pm

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You can really see how it grew and spread in a couple hours.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby bob863 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:26 pm

you can listen to online streaming of the Larimer County Fire & EMS (as they are fighting this fire) on this web site:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=275

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