New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Trailhead condition requests, questions, alerts, etc.
Forum rules
Please do not use this forum to advertise, sell photos or other products or promote a commercial website. For more details, please see the Terms of Use you agreed to when joining the forum.
User avatar
timewarp01
Posts: 66
Joined: 8/30/2017
14ers:summits26 winter7 
13ers:summits32 winter4 
Trip Reports (4)

New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by timewarp01 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:15 pm

Was out hitting some of the peaks on the north edge of RMNP today and saw a big new forest fire on the way out. Here's a pic from Long Draw Road:

Image

And my view of the area earlier in the day before the fire started:

Image

They were shutting down all the roads as I was driving out, lots of emergency vehicles and small aircraft in the area. This is gonna be a pretty bad fire season for the US.
Here's an article on the fire:
https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2 ... 371627001/
User avatar
litote312
Posts: 85
Joined: 9/11/2013
14ers:summits58 winter1 
13ers:summits17 
Trip Reports (3)

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by litote312 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:19 pm

Thanks for sharing, what a wild change in a matter of hours. Must have been pretty crazy to see.
Don't bash each other; bash willows.
User avatar
jimwei
Posts: 59
Joined: 11/10/2015
14ers:summits21 
13ers:summits11 
Trip Reports (2)

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by jimwei » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:20 am

User avatar
RadioJay
Posts: 54
Joined: 10/4/2011
14ers:summits58 winter1 
13ers:summits15 

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by RadioJay » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:24 pm

Here’s a photo of the fire taken from
Estes Park today around noon. Approximately 24 miles away. 4,500 acres burned as of this evening.
Attachments
A61A666E-5B23-46C4-9C2F-20F66336EB9D.jpeg
A61A666E-5B23-46C4-9C2F-20F66336EB9D.jpeg (255.03 KiB) Viewed 1546 times
User avatar
LoveThisSite
Posts: 257
Joined: 9/4/2009
14ers:summits58 winter6 
13ers:summits8 

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by LoveThisSite » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:50 am

How is Longs looking? (I know things can change with wind). Considering heading up Longs tonight..
Thanks!
User avatar
LURE
Posts: 1203
Joined: 6/28/2011
14ers:summits32 
13ers:summits11 

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by LURE » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:44 am

LoveThisSite wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:50 am
How is Longs looking? (I know things can change with wind). Considering heading up Longs tonight..
Thanks!
Can’t see it from the Erie/Broomfield/Lafayette area, if that helps
John Prater
Posts: 171
Joined: 2/4/2007
14ers:summits58 winter58 
13ers:summits318 winter5 

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by John Prater » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:46 am

I went up Longs yesterday evening, and it wasn't really smoky at all despite not being able to see it from the Boulder area yesterday afternoon with the haze. There was smoke to the south and to the north but pretty much clear, blue skies over Longs. Yes, I'm sure this could change if the winds shifted.
Above_Treeline
Posts: 325
Joined: 8/20/2017
14ers:summits3 
Trip Reports (1)

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by Above_Treeline » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:53 pm

That stinks. Hate to hear that. Did Greyrock 2 weeks ago.
User avatar
Eli Watson
Posts: 119
Joined: 5/29/2020
14ers:summits58 winter5 
13ers:summits34 winter1 
Trip Reports (2)

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by Eli Watson » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:54 pm

Since Thursday the Cameron Peak Fire has grown from 26k acres to over 96k as a result of the heat wave and high winds. The fire has spread significantly into RMNP and prompted the closure of Trail Ridge Road. It has been raining ash since Friday night here in town, and it looked like twilight at 1 PM today. The fire now ranks 5th all-time in the recorded history of Colorado. Hopefully the impending storm and cooler temperatures will abate the spread, but the winds leading up to the storm certainly did not help.

https://www.fortmorgantimes.com/2020/09 ... tions/amp/
Crestone Centennial Circuit: Part I & Part II
User avatar
Eli Watson
Posts: 119
Joined: 5/29/2020
14ers:summits58 winter5 
13ers:summits34 winter1 
Trip Reports (2)

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by Eli Watson » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:25 am

The Cameron Peak Fire is now the largest in recorded Colorado history at 164k acres as of 8 AM this morning. Glen Haven, Masonville, Storm Mountain, and Palisade Mountain have been evacuated, and Estes Park Power & Communication has begun shutting off services near Glen Haven.

Coloradoan articles:
Wednesday, updated Thursday morning.
Thursday.

CNN

CBS Denver

Wildfire Today

I was greeted by this pyrocumulus over Loveland and Fort Collins on my drive up I-25 returning home from southern Colorado yesterday. At first I thought it was a storm cloud, until I got closer.
Attachments
20201014_135231_resize.jpg
20201014_135231_resize.jpg (64.28 KiB) Viewed 460 times
20201014_140405_resize.jpg
20201014_140405_resize.jpg (60.41 KiB) Viewed 460 times
Crestone Centennial Circuit: Part I & Part II
User avatar
HikerGuy
Posts: 926
Joined: 5/25/2006
14ers:summits58 
13ers:summits192 winter8 
Trip Reports (6)

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by HikerGuy » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:33 am

View from East Boulder late yesterday morning.
IMG_6263.jpg
IMG_6263.jpg (328.2 KiB) Viewed 441 times
IMG_6261.jpg
IMG_6261.jpg (265.07 KiB) Viewed 440 times
User avatar
greenonion
Posts: 808
Joined: 10/4/2012
14ers:summits32 winter1 
13ers:summits1 

Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by greenonion » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:38 am

Yep, we are in SLC with our daughter in Ft Collins, concerned... We are hoping they get this one under control for everyone's sake. Stay safe in that area folks!
A painter’s got a canvas. The writer’s got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence.

I’m all for a quiet life. I just didn’t get one.

...Keith Richards
Post Reply