Re: [John Muir Trail] Keeping track of fires going on in Yosemite National Park
- We were in Lyell Canyon a few years ago, and a fire was burning across the creek. There was a "do not report this fire, we know about it" sign, but it was a little unnerving to be so close to it. We continued a couple of miles before we camped for the night.
In 2007 there was a lot of smoke, and it did make for some great sunsets.It was from fires in Santa Barbara.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kim Fishburn <outhiking_55@...> wrote:
> No detour but I did hike down the South Fork of the Kings once and there was a
> fire in Simpson Meadow. I saw a couple rangers sleeping when we walked by so I
> suppose they were just keeping an eye on things. Since there wasn't enough fuel
> for the fire to really get out of control there was no real problem hiking
> through however, the map did show 2 bridges. The fire was burning at the
> intersection of the first so we continued to the second one only to find out
> there was no bridge. We ended up roping up and crossing the river one at a time.
> The only other time I've been near a fire was at Mt Lassen. The fire was being
> controlled (it originally started from lightening) and they were directing it
> toward areas that had a lot of fuel and were trying to burn those areas.
> From: Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...>
> To: John Muir Trail YahooGroups <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tue, June 28, 2011 1:37:30 PM
> Subject: [John Muir Trail] Keeping track of fires going on in Yosemite National
> For those who have done the JMT several times, you might have encountered JMT
> hikes where detours might exist on the trail due to fires.
> This web page is one to occasionally visit.
> A fire is going on right now but not on the JMT.
> Anybody have some personal stories where they had to do a detour on the JMT due
> to fire?