Quote:Is TableMountain open for visits on the following weekend? I'll be unable to attend any of the July4-8 activities mentioned here but would love to go up there sometime.
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Quote:Any interest in making an August trip there? Thanks again! Doug
Quote:Thanks for the tour, guys. That was a fine little piece of photojournalism. I expected wider incidence of the "totally sanitized" areas, based on my one previous trip up there. I did a fair amount of wandering through the woods then, and there was a tremendous amount of dead wood "fuel" lying around virtually everywhere. It looks though, as if a few trees survived in most areas and the long term results of the fire in those areas will be typical forest fire house cleaning regeneration. In about 2002, 2 or 3 years after the epic north Cascades fire that swept from south of Leavenworth up to Lake Chelan, I took a carload of kids camping up the Entiat River. When departing we took forest service roads overland to Lake Chelan and it was many square miles of Robert's "totally sanitized" shot -- areas that will require decades, rather than years, to regenerate.It's still looking as if I'll be able to sneak up there for a night the weekend of July 6, even though I'll start a drive to North Dakota in the middle of the following week.
Quote:As a matter of fact, depending on how the July trip works out, I may forgo OSP in favor of Table.
Quote:That was the Tyee Creek Fire. I think there was a second fire in the Icicle River and into the Tumater Canyon at the same time.
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Quote:So what's needed to go up there for the upcoming NUSP? A Discover Pass? I've been called up for jury duty. Let's see how things go.
Quote: On Sunday evening, July 24 , a lightning storm moved through Central Washington,igniting more than forty-one fires on the Wenatchee National Forest and a total of ninety-ninefires in Washington State....The storm came on the heels of record-breaking summer temperatures,reaching into the 100 degrees range, to forests already impacted by several years ofdrought-like conditions....Extreme fire behavior thwarted significant containment efforts throughthe first few days of initial attack on these fires. Fire behavior was said to defy description orcomparison with what most seasoned firefighters had previously seen.USDA Forest Service (1994)
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