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Chinook pass closed FYI
« on: August 17, 2017, 12:44:20 PM »
SR 410 Both Directions - SR 410 Chinook Pass is closed between milepost 84 Hell's Crossing westbound, and just east of the summit milepost 69 eastbound, due to a brush fire. This closure may possibly be over next few days as crews work to contain the fire and remove potentially hazardous trees along the highway.
Last Updated: 8/17/2017 10:20 AM
From milepost 84 to milepost 69
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 11:56:53 AM »
thanks for the heads up, was planning to head over there this weekend.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 08:50:28 PM »
Its still shut down during the day, I was going to head over but they are saying it may be reopened on Thursday. We will see.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 09:49:21 PM »
Bet it will be closed another week or so. Fire made a big run today.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 08:22:38 AM »
It is closed due to clearing of fuel along 410.  The Norse Peak fire is at about 2200 acres.  there are a number of fires in the area.  Here is a good link to the fire.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5509/


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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 08:24:37 AM »
Bet it will be closed another week or so. Fire made a big run today.
Id bet so as well.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 11:57:17 AM »
Just got an update on inciweb - They've closed the Pacific Crest trail from White Pass to Government Meadows.  The fire is over the Union Creek fire line they had been working on. 

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 12:53:53 PM »
They've also closed the 1902 from the 19 Rd. to Ravens Roost.  I'm beginning to squirm a little bit with my muzzy tag.  Was going to head up there with my son to do some scouting Thurs-Sunday but waiting to see what the updated closures are from the Forest Service.  Might just steer clear and go scout elsewhere. 

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 12:57:06 PM »
Yeah, we are on to plan C now...and the season is still a week and a half out. 

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 05:56:31 PM »
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5509/39345/

I wonder if the fire made it over the ridge. It looked to be pretty well on the south slope west of Fifes Ridge on the map.

Not looking good at all;

Until August 28th, fire growth had been moderate. A weather event called a thermal trough moved over the fire on Monday August 28th, and combined with very hot and dry conditions, the Union Creek Fire and Fire #367 merged with the Norse Peak Fire. While the American Fire had moderate growth that day, the fires north of Highway 410 nearly doubled in size that day, growing north and east in the Norse Peak Wilderness.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 07:09:21 PM »
I feel bad for guys with tags/seasons being affected by this fire, but I would be lying if I didn't say I was happy that wilderness is getting a cleaning.

It was a deadfall hell in there.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 07:16:11 PM »
And it could still be dead fall hell post for too. Just go walk a burn in Idaho and you will get an idea.  Super bummed about these fires.


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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 08:06:32 PM »
Looks like it's going to grow by another third. Getting pretty close to crystal mountain!
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 08:32:41 PM »
New one tonight I guess, both sides of 410 by the Nile
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 08:51:27 PM »
At what point do they shut the woods down. Hopefully everyone camping and recreating this weekend is smart and responsible.

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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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