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Colorado wildfires and flooding
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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby Alpineair » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:13 pm

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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:26 pm

Yeah, got pretty windy at the house last night. Officials say 75mph around Forest Canyon
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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:37 pm

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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby Kane » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:16 pm

I assume Bear Lake road is closed?

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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby shaunster_co » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:32 pm

Kane wrote:I assume Bear Lake road is closed?


As of right now the whole east side is.
http://www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/currentfires.htm

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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby MUni Rider » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:26 pm

I woke up this morning and thought it was December, not July. Gonna be an interesting "winter".
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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby coloradokevin » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:00 am

It sure doesn't feel like the Decembers I used to remember here in Colorado. I also can't remember a time when a significant wildfire was burning here in December. RMNP should be getting feet of snow by now, and instead they're fighting a forest fire. Crazy times.

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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby mountain_man » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:19 pm

shaunster_co wrote:
Kane wrote:I assume Bear Lake road is closed?


As of right now the whole east side is.
http://www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/currentfires.htm


To clarify, Wild Basin and the north-east side (Lumpy Ridge area) is still open. After spending the weekend up there, Wild Basin is unaffected, but any other area in the Estes valley was definitely hazy and smelt of smoke.

I'm hoping for rain or snow later this week.
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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:34 pm

I guess the NPS wont have to worry about removing non-native grasses from Moraine Park anymore...
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Re: RMNP fire?

Postby dpage » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:47 pm

Went up Gem Peak this morning and didn't notice the smoke much at all. Driving back to Ft Collins a brown haze extended well to the east.

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