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Old 07-23-2014, 08:42 PM   #61
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I'm North of the fire, but we must have done something to piss off Mother Nature. The storm came through here about 6, and I've never seen anything like it. Torrential rain (probably a good thing) with the lightning and thunder . I lost 11 trees, a few over 2' diameter. Thankfully none hit my house or outbuildings.
That was a heck of a storm, we got hit with it here as well. My power was out for a few hours. Gotta hike the property and see how many trees I lost.

I hope the rains were enough to smother the fires. If that area got the storms we did, it should have. Sheets of water running off the roads and parking lots.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:11 AM   #62
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Flash floods in Entiat area yesterday....but the rains have cleared the smoke out of the skies, at least over Chelan.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:54 AM   #63
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Carlton...

Hey all, managing to get onto the internet finally. Last week was a doozy. Craziest fire stories and fire behavior. Really a scary event. The fire made three runs at our house over the course of three days, all from different directions. The we got two days of respite, even the firefighters in our area said it looked good around our house. Then at the end of the second day a little hot spot in the bottom of Texas Creek spotted across the line... from the time I spotted the smoke 2 miles below us we had 30-45 minutes to get out and we barely made it. We evac'd to Carlton and watched as she blew up.
I can't relay the feeling you have as you watch this happen, mostly there is a profound numbness that occurs.
I lost the Husky. I moved it back thinking we were ok and fuel would be a concern. I could use the bike for little errands and scouting the fire lines. It was after all, every family for themselves... When the communications go you only have yourself and your family who know what your doing.
We are insured and will land on our feet. There are people in much worse situations than I. Those are the folks who need help.
Word has... don't send stuff. We got plenty of stuff and we can't put it anywhere. Cash is essential now. We don't need it but there are those who do.

Home smokin' home. I'l build here next summer... looking forward to it. I gotz skillz, lotz uh'em...
Thx for the concern. Braaaap!
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:42 PM   #64
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MY, hang in there mang! Great attitude, thanks for sharing it with us.
My condolences on your losses, my admiration for your 'tude.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #65
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You Rock Yogi!

Yogi as a long time friend, mentor, ski and riding buddy I can't wait to help you rebuild. Your attitude man is so great, keep it up!
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:13 PM   #66
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Yogi,
Sorry for the losses. Keep your chin up. You will get back in the saddle soon. The bike fared better than the boat.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:07 PM   #67
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As the others said, good attitude. It has to be so hard being in the position of losing your home and watching your neighbors and friends lose theirs.

I'm thoughts go out to everyone over there looking at having to start over.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:09 PM   #68
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My fellow PNWers: I am scheduled to depart Vancouver, BC on Sunday morning, destined for Wyoming. My route is I5 south, I90 east to Ellensburg and hook up with 12 through to Clarkston and on to Lolo.

I've been monitoring the fire situation and just wanted to ask here for any advisories or suggestions. I live somewhere there aren't really any forest fires (in my day to day life) and have little experience riding through them

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:26 PM   #69
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My fellow PNWers: I am scheduled to depart Vancouver, BC on Sunday morning, destined for Wyoming. My route is I5 south, I90 east to Ellensburg and hook up with 12 through to Clarkson and on to Lolo.

I've been monitoring the fire situation and just wanted to ask here for any advisories or suggestions. I live somewhere there aren't really any forest fires (in my day to day life) and have little experience riding through them

as of right now... I think you are clear... there is nothing East of Clarkston on Hwy 12... we got rain the other day so that helped cool things down...
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:20 AM   #70
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:13 AM   #71
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michaelyogi, main thing is you and your family all got out. Stuff can be replaced.

Let us know if you need any help. Maybe an ADV rally and homebuilding party next spring?


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Old 07-25-2014, 08:33 AM   #72
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Glad to hear you made it out unharmed with your family, Hope that you can rebuild soon!
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:36 AM   #73
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"Local" checking things out....there is a bunch of chicks running for cover.



Barely a week out - mother nature commences to repair the damage....

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Old 07-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #74
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Mother Earth is repairing the damage. Growth on our place also. We start clean up, restoration and infrastructure repair as soon as this week. Life goes on.


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Old 07-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #75
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So we are presently moving into a place. We got all our animals and us in one place til next spring. I plan on taking the Husky to Tasky's so they can look it over and assess the damage. Hopefully it's not too bad.


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