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godskid5

cold springs th closed due to forest fire!

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Yeah, I hope they get it open again by next weekend... I just have a feeling that the SW chutes will be melted out any later.

Well, that will probably blow any plans I had made to get up there next weekend...

 

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VANCOUVER, WA – Gifford Pinchot National Forest fire officials estimate the Cold Springs Fire has grown to 500 plus acres. The wildland fire in the Mount Adams Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest has closed access temporarily to the Cold Springs/South Climb Trailhead which serves as a primary access point for climbers of Mt. Adams (12, 276 elevation) in southwest Washington.

 

Forest Roads 8040 accessing the trailhead has been temporarily closed. Forest Roads 23, 80 and 82 are also closed at the Forest Boundary north of Trout Lake. There are a number of vehicles at the trailhead, and the Forest Service is coordinating safe departure as climbers descend and leave the area.

 

A type II interagency management team has been ordered and is scheduled to take over management of the fire beginning Monday, July 14.

 

Fire crews from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are conducting initial attack suppression of the wildland fire with hand crews and wildland fire engines.

 

Three air tankers, one heavy firefighting helicopter, and one medium sized firefighting helicopter are assisting ground crews in the suppression of the fire.

 

The fire is located about 11-miles northeast of Trout Lake, Washington. Smoke from the fire is visible from as far away as the Portland/Vancouver area to the west, and Yakima, Washington to the east.

 

The fire was first reported at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. A lightning strike from a thunderstorm earlier this month is thought to be the cause of the fire.

 

If you are planning to visit the Mt. Adams area please contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for the latest information or visit the Forest website.

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did anyone see the picture posted on Komos website? looks like an eruption! I guess some people mistook it for a volcanic eruption lol!

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I was on the north side today. We didn't see a bit of smoke.

 

I can't speak for the south side, but there was a distinct lack of snow on the north side. It appears to be melting fast.

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did anyone see the picture posted on Komos website? looks like an eruption! I guess some people mistook it for a volcanic eruption lol!

 

 

From this angle, it sure does look like the whole mountain blew...

 

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Notice how much the fire has grown in size east to west compared to the pic in the 2nd post!

 

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Awwww.... Shit...

 

I guess the SW chutes will have to wait til next year.

 

 

 

Bummer.

 

My thoughts exactly... darn. Although it may have been a little too late already...

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just heard back from the rangers district about the closure, there response is below. we'll see friday what they mean!

 

 

"The Mt. Adams Ranger District is revising the closure on Friday.

Please check our website, call, or email for update on that date."

 

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Thanks for the info Godskid, if it opens back up might need to hit that up!

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