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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 09:41:06 PM »
It's closed down already.  All trails and the whole area north and south of 410 from chinook pass down to Mile Marker 84 from ridge line to ridge line is closed.  Ravens roost is closed too.  Hopefully people have enough sense to stay out of harm's way. According to the Naches ranger district - it won't likely open up to recreational access until after the snow starts flying.   

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2017, 06:09:31 AM »
New one tonight I guess, both sides of 410 by the Nile
Yup, just pass horseshoe bend.  We were without power all night from it but driving by this morning it looks like they got it out quick.  There was like three helos and two planes hitting it hard last night.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2017, 06:27:08 AM »
Our elk camp is up the little naches rd, is that area open to camping? We are just 2 to 3 miles up from 410.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2017, 07:31:53 AM »
As of right now it looks open, but honestly, with no rain in the forecast, there's enough fuel in there to burn a very long time and a long ways.  They're only goal is to protect private property so with those cabins down at the beginning of Little Naches, they may make a fire line there, but the wilderness area they will probably let burn.  It really does need a good burn in there as much as I hate seeing hunting season messed up.  Next year there will be some great morel areas and this will make some excellent elk habitat going forward. 

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 08:28:08 AM »
I've most likely lost several cams. My quality tag is just over a week away and I'm on to plan f or g haha. I imagine there will be lots of people moving over to  336. I wish it wasn't happening the season that I drew the tag, but it will be good for the wilderness.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 09:17:14 AM »
I've most likely lost several cams. My quality tag is just over a week away and I'm on to plan f or g haha. I imagine there will be lots of people moving over to  336. I wish it wasn't happening the season that I drew the tag, but it will be good for the wilderness.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 10:37:56 AM »
That fire will probably burn until the weather puts it out....
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 10:39:37 AM »
Going to burn into the snow season.  I for one am tired of sucking smoke
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2017, 10:47:33 AM »
Sorry for you guys. You've really been through it over the last few years. I'm just waiting for the big one that'll hit the GPNF. It'll be a doozy when it does. We've lucky for far too long.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2017, 11:44:54 AM »
Anyone have info on the horse shoe bend fire besides yak Herald? 

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2017, 11:46:41 AM »
Going to burn into the snow season.  I for one am tired of sucking smoke
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2017, 11:47:30 AM »
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2017, 12:03:12 PM »
Yep.  Update from 8/30 at 9am: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5509/39412/

I still hold my opinion that this fire is a good thing overall but DANG it's a beast.  It's officially burned through the Crow Creek Lake basin and one of my favorite fishing holes (Sheepherder Lake).

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2017, 12:30:38 PM »
Bet it will be closed another week or so. Fire made a big run today.

Is it smoky in Naches?  We're camping at Elk Ridge.


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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2017, 01:53:32 PM »
Bet it will be closed another week or so. Fire made a big run today.

Is it smoky in Naches?  We're camping at Elk Ridge


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Smoky for sure but you won't have any trouble getting to Elk Ridge, assuming you're coming from the east.  If you're coming from the west, drive after 8pm or take Cayuse Pass to 12 and come around.

 

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