Author Topic: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass  (Read 10376 times)

Offline JChepes

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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2016, 07:03:04 AM »
Just a heads up.  There was a large fire that came very close to Albany covered bridge yesterday.  Authorities are telling people to stay away from the area until the fire has been put out.  100 acres have burned in the area but it sounds like it's under control.
Real dry out there so be careful!

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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2016, 07:30:02 AM »
I drove over the Kanc last evening and Passaconaway was closed due to the fire.  FYI

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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2016, 01:09:42 PM »
Article I read said 236 acres. 45 firefighters on the scene. Burning into the Boulder loop trail area
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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #78 on: November 15, 2016, 09:32:11 AM »
Cigarette or campfire? There was no lightning over the weekend! Everyone should know how dry it is, and has been all summer and fall!

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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #79 on: November 15, 2016, 07:21:14 PM »
Some info and pictures at the Carroll County Forest Fire Wardens page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ccffwa/

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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #80 on: November 15, 2016, 09:07:42 PM »
Cigarette or campfire? There was no lightning over the weekend! Everyone should know how dry it is, and has been all summer and fall!

I don't think they know yet but I've heard elsewhere that this might actually have a positive effect on the flora in that area... not condoning starting any mind you, but smaller fires like this can help the woods a bit? #notascientist

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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #81 on: November 17, 2016, 10:15:47 AM »
road is now open. FYI 350 acres burned, largest fire in that area in 100 years! Forest Service believes cigarette or campfire. not sure as to status of climbing. someone should check it out perhaps after weekend. trails etc are still closed for a while.
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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2016, 11:27:10 AM »
Was curious as to what climbing might have been effected. It sounds like the Sundown area for sure but wonder how far west it had traveled. Wonder if it made it to rainbow and the painted wall. Has any one seen a map of the effected area? Does this pose any significant danger to fixed anchors?
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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #83 on: November 24, 2016, 11:19:02 AM »
This was discussed at the MRS meeting several daze ago. the Boulder Loop Trail is closed until further notice. The thought is that the bolts on Sundown are OK, but it's not clear as to the state of any slings or fixed anchors at the top of the cliff. I would personally consider them suspect until they are inspected. Certainly any slings should be replaced.
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Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Reply #84 on: November 24, 2016, 11:19:23 AM »
As I understand it, this was discussed at the MRS meeting several daze ago. the Boulder Loop Trail is closed until further notice. The thought is that the bolts on Sundown are OK, but it's not clear as to the state of any slings or fixed anchors at the top of the cliff. I would personally consider them suspect until they are inspected. Certainly any slings should be replaced.
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