Lookout Mtn w/smoke 19-Aug-2012

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VanMarmot
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Lookout Mtn w/smoke 19-Aug-2012

Post by VanMarmot » August 19th, 2012, 3:43 pm

I had done Lookout Mtn via the Fret Ck trail in July (Lookout in July) and thought it was a great short hike with a huge view. Talked the loved one into doing it today on that basis. It was everything I promised (the overcast marine layer ended at Cascade Locks) except for the smoke that was drifting in from the fires in eastern OR, which put a "bathtub ring" of smoke across Hood,

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and washed-out any view of Jefferson to the S,

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as well as Adams,

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and Helens to the N.

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Smoke aside, it was still a great hike on a great day. Despite the good weather, we only ran into 7 folks on the trail (none on the summit) and 2 cars at the TH. Again, only 7mi RT, 2000' EG.

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Re: Lookout Mtn w/smoke 19-Aug-2012

Post by Jane » August 19th, 2012, 10:18 pm

Great photos! We did Gnarl Ridge today and saw the same hazy shroud over Adams and Jefferson, as well as some very faint black smoke in the Jefferson direction. But - what a gorgeous day, glad you were able to get out and enjoy it as well:)

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Re: Lookout Mtn w/smoke 19-Aug-2012

Post by Splintercat » August 20th, 2012, 7:22 pm

Smoky, yes... but look how the burned over Bluegrass and Gnarl Fire areas are starting to green up! Good to see..!

Thanks, Van!

Tom :)

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