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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« on: July 31, 2017, 10:33:35 AM »
May want to keep track of all the country being shut down because of the fire.
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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 10:34:44 AM »

Trails Closed Previous Closure:
Hidden Lakes Trail #477 to the head of Big Hidden Lake
Larch Creek #502 from the trailhead to McCall Gulch Trail #548
Drake Creek #502B
Burch Mtn. #502A
Dollarwatch #451
New Closure:
Tatoosh Buttes #485 from the top of the Buttes to the junction with Hidden Lakes Trail
#477
East Fork Pasayten Trail #451
Hidden Lakes Trail #477 to the junction with the Boundary Trail #533
McCall Gulch Trail #548
Larch Creek #502 to Peeve Pass
Lake Creek #500 from the northern end of Black Lake to the junction with Boundary
Trail #533
Diamond Jack Trail #514
Eightmile (Diamond Point) Trail #532
Stub Creek Trail #458
Peepsight Trail #525 and #525A
Crystal Lake Trail #517
Drake Creek #459
Spanish Creek Trail #503

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 12:05:02 PM »
Its like a tinderbox up there. Good info bone.

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 09:35:33 AM »
It was about the only big timber left up there.  Some very pretty country.   Its managed to hit fire scar now on both sides. 

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 01:37:21 PM »
Confirmed yesterday that it's hit the Lost River.  Here's hoping it doesn't go up the other side, Rampart Ridge.  That side of the Lost is unburnt and a great area to hike.  I was just in the area a few days before the fire.   GRRR!   >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 10:58:43 AM »
Seems impossible but I hope the authorities catch the meathead who started this fire.
Air quality in the Methow this morning is dangerous.
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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 07:10:11 PM »
Seen some video, its ripping pretty good. Hopefully its not like the entiat and they shut it down for 30 years.

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 09:19:22 PM »
May want to keep track of all the country being shut down because of the fire.

Looks like the estimated containment is Oct 15. Do you think the high buck for the Pasayten will be shut down completely like they did 15-20 yrs ago?

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 09:20:43 PM »
Heard about a lot of fires all over the place, hopefully can get some rain or at least calm winds to help crews contain them.

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2017, 10:36:48 AM »
May want to keep track of all the country being shut down because of the fire.

Looks like the estimated containment is Oct 15. Do you think the high buck for the Pasayten will be shut down completely like they did 15-20 yrs ago?

With as bad as shape as the herd is in, It would not be a bad thing.

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Re: Pasayten high hunt plans
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 03:48:10 PM »
if the fire continues to move east, it will be a bad deal for the high hunt and the outfitters who depend on their clients to pay for winter hay.
A big early August rain storm would be reason to celebrate for us, Winthrop and the outfitters.

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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 09:14:45 PM »
Holy moly!🔥






I guess it's out of the Pasayten now.   
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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2017, 09:22:14 PM »
tagging
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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2017, 11:24:07 PM »
They better get out in front of that thing with some serious work.

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Re: Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2017, 11:58:12 PM »
They better get out in front of that thing with some serious work.

Irony is, while short term it will suck big time, long term the forest and the deer will be healthier if these fires are allowed to just burn (unless threatening communities).  It's the excessive intervention in fires that has lead to the huge conflagrations of the last 10+ years.  There's too much fuel load allowed to build up so rather than lots of fires in the dozens to hundreds of acres at a time you get massive 10,000-500,000+ acre fires that devastate huge areas for years rather than series of small fires that actually improve habitat.

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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2017, 06:51:57 AM »
I agree with that. Just don't want to see it get huge and go barreling into town like a unstoppable freight train and usfs standing around wondering what to do now.

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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2017, 07:34:17 AM »
I'm kind of in the diversity section and since 3/4 or more of the pasayten was burned recently and 50  percent of the valley is burnt, I'd like to see a few timber left standing.    There some beautiful pine down in that valley.    I'm just glad I had the priviledge to hunt that country before it burned.

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Re: Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2017, 07:07:08 PM »
Got at trip with Steve and Jess in September..fingers crossed
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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2017, 09:02:51 PM »
Good luck Mountainman,  So far Andrews Creek remains open and all of the country east of there; Steve and Jess would still be able to get you into most of their High Hunt areas.  Brian's area is most affected.  Hopefully the outfitters will be able to find a good spot for his hunters.  The Methow outfitters do what they can to take care of each other.  Good idea to keep an eye on the inci web reports and closures.

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Re: Pasayten ...um Chewuch hunt plans
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2017, 05:15:44 AM »
Most recent update I could find
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5409/