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Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:01 am

Can anyone from the area tell about smoky conditions on Shasta please? I’ve just got an info that even the mountain is hard to see due to the smoke from Oregonian fires.

I would appreciate any info. I was supposed climb Shasta over this weekend and am not sure if it would be feasible (healthy) or, perhaps, I should cancel the trip.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:30 am

It's been smoky. Check out the Shasta webcam as of 7 pm...
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:47 pm

Today at least you can see the mountain but still not too well. It really sucks! I'll call rangers soon.

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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby Bubba Suess » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:33 pm

Typically, it has been smokey in the morning and has been clearing out in the afternoon. Also, the smoke is lower than much of the mountain. I was in the Warner Mountains on Tuesday and there was a good layer of smoke to the west but Mount Shasta was above the smoke, starting around the 9,500 foot point. Yesterday the smoke moved in in the afternoon but it hung really, really low. I could see the plumes over my house. For what it is worth, though this is by no means certain, the forecast is for the winds to shift and start pushing the smoke north towards Roseburg rather than coming south into Siskiyou County. We'll see if that happens...
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:32 pm

Thanks Bubba for your help, as usually. I'm leaving for Shasta now.
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby Bubba Suess » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:16 pm

clmbr wrote:Thanks Bubba for your help, as usually. I'm leaving for Shasta now.


Have a good time. I know you probably like to camp, but if you need a place to crash or shower up, I have a guest house across the street from me that is always available. For what it is worth, the smoke is not as bad today too.
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:50 pm

Bubba Suess wrote:
clmbr wrote:Thanks Bubba for your help, as usually. I'm leaving for Shasta now.


Have a good time. I know you probably like to camp, but if you need a place to crash or shower up, I have a guest house across the street from me that is always available. For what it is worth, the smoke is not as bad today too.

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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:58 pm

The air was clear and fresh and the weather was perfect all the time, blue sky during daylight and Milky Way at nights. Many people climbed the mountain over that weekend.
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:44 pm

Pics... can you post some?
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:56 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Pics... can you post some?

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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:13 pm

Clear views! It never pays to cancel a trip!
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:16 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Clear views! It never pays to cancel a trip!

Exactly. "...Give me only the data not the conclusion."
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby Bubba Suess » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:34 pm

If anyone cares, though it has been clear the last few days, the smoke has returned to Shasta this morning. It is coming from a fire on the Salmon River up near Sawyers Bar. It was crystal clear yesterday towards the mountain but the smoke was hanging low over the Shasta Valley. It has moved south with a vengeance today.
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby clmbr » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:38 pm

How is the smoke now? Can you smell it? I’m planning both McLoughlin and Shasta (Clear Creek) over this weekend. Thanks
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Re: Smoke on Shasta from Oregonian fires???

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:47 pm

Let us know how Clear Creek goes. I'm going to be hitting that in mid-September!
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