Mount Crosby and Wildfire Smoke

From ridges near Peak 12,327.

Absaroka Range, WY-- August 2011


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chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Sep 30, 2011 4:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Holy moly

Were you a little worried? I guess the tundra won't burn, but black lung from the smoke would be a nasty way to go ...

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2011 11:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Holy moly

At first, no, because the smoke was staying high, but as evening approached, it began to settle and a haze filled the valley. I was sleeping out there that night, in the car at least, but everything still smelled like a campfire. I had decided to abandon in the morning if conditions were the same instead of pursuing my planned climb for the day, but the inversion had lifted and all was well. By the time I got back to the car, though, the smoke had dropped into the valley again and the haze was back.


lcarreau - Sep 30, 2011 9:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Smokey Bear Joke ..

Q: Why did Smokey the Bear never have children?

A: Every time his wife got hot, he stamped her out.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2011 11:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Smokey Bear Joke ..

So much for the heat of the moment...


silversummit - Oct 2, 2011 10:15 am - Voted 10/10

Great catch!

I've only seen small forest fires never anything like this; very impressive!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 2, 2011 5:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great catch!

It was quite an afternoon. This fire actually caused an area closure where I had a backpacking outing planned, so at least I got something good out of the fire!

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