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High Park fire

Postby chrismjx » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:51 pm

Used to love hiking and camping in this area... Good luck and best wishes to all those being evacuated from their homes, including Poudre Park residents for the second time in a month! So sad that this is the area's 3rd fire already this season! Get it together people, quit burning stuff...

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Re: High Park fire

Postby chrismjx » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:57 pm

And the Poudre River in Fort Collins dried up today too! #-o

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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:50 pm

Bumped it up to 2-3k acres in the last hour. Saw smoke this morning in the mountains south of 34. Grown a lot by then.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby birdsall » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:03 pm

From Lemay and Prospect area. Takes your breath away.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:11 pm

Some rise, some fall, some climb to get to terrapin
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Re: High Park fire

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:16 pm

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Ten years ago today the Hayman fire grew by 60,000 acres. Tomorrow's forecast is much cooler, which should help.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:20 pm

I went to bed at 11 last night and didn't notice any lightning strikes, though Thursday night we had a huge lightning storm around midnight. Perhaps a tree got struck and was just smoldering before todays winds kicked up flames? Anyone see lightning last night?
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Re: High Park fire

Postby chrismjx » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:39 pm

OneArmSteve wrote:and Chris"MjX" ...since I can not send you a PM....

f**k You Smart Ass!


Ha ha ha! What? I was just stating a fact... :lol:

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Re: High Park fire

Postby Mark A Steiner » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:34 pm

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Mushroom cloud from Hayman Fire viewed from Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, late afternoon June 9, 2002.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby Dave B » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:29 pm

Interestingly the Flying Dutchman/Loft on Longs ended up being a pretty good vantage point to watch the fire start and grow.

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11:31 from close to the loft
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I first noticed it around 10 or so and thought it was a house fire (i.e. very small smoke plume).
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Re: High Park fire

Postby clemsonmtneer » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:37 pm

Watched the smoke from this fire explode from the summit of Mt. Yale today, growing enormously in a matter of 10 minutes. Crazy we could see it from that far away. Sad to see, that area can't catch a break this year!

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Re: High Park fire

Postby bob863 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:05 pm

I was able to notice the fire when I bicycled up to Echo Lake @ 11:00 AM

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