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Air quality - Mammoth and surrounding areas.


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Tapawingo Markey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 75

Was thinking about heading to Mammoth Thurs-Sun. I've been following the Owens River Fire the past couple days and it looks a little hazy/smoky on the mammoth webcams. Anyone in the area have an update on the smoke situation around Mammoth?

Benjamin Chapman · · Small Town, USA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 13,267

The Blue Cut fire made air quality very foul in the Owens Valley.

Tapawingo Markey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 75

I can imagine, we got some of the smoke from that and the Soberanes fire up here in the Tahoe Basin. Any info is appreciated, thanks all.

Doug18 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

Check Inyo County web site for current conditions.
When I left Sunday 4500 acres 10% contained
Clark canyon evaced air quality not the best.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

You could call these guys and ask:

mammothgear.com/

Tapawingo Markey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 75

Thanks Frank, I'll hit them up tomorrow.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530

I heard June was pretty socked in last weekend- I havent heard anything this week from my east side friends.

old5ten · · Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA · Joined Sep 2012 · Points: 1,156

we left sunny slopes/tom's place last sunday with roughly a mile to two of visibility. there was a stage 2 health advisory from the GBUAPCD. the smoke continued all the way up to just south of bridgeport but got much lighter farther north.

ultimately the smoke blows around, depending on wind direction, time of day, fire output, temperature, etc.

i've found the site below to be pretty informational. not necessarily that it's accurate all the time, but it gives a good overview of expected wind patterns and smoke distribution for a 3-day period.

viewer.smoke.airfire.org/ru…

Tapawingo Markey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 75

Thanks all, that's a pretty sweet nap old5ten. Thanks for sharing. I called Mammoth Mountaineering yesterday and they said it's been smoky on and off but with the precip and cooler temps I'm hoping it'll mellow out.

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