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Friday, August 7, 2009

Fire updates at Grand Canyon National Park

For original fire post click here.

When I drove up to Cedar Breaks (post coming) I passed through the mop up from the Ridge Fire along Highway 89 north of Jacob Lake about 6 miles. It really didn’t look too bad from the road. Many tree survived to continue life in the forest.

Although the Aspen Fire still burns on the Walhalla Plateau, now over 2,000 acres, the road to Cape Royal is reopened from 8am to 7pm with possible delays. I’d really like to get out there but my busy work schedule just doesn’t take me that way.

The three fires on the South Rim are still being monitored and meeting resource expectations.


Jenn Jilks said...

You be careful out there. You do not want the stats like we have in My Muskoka...
We have too much water.

Jo said...

Hi Gaelyn, take care out there. (((Hugs))) Jo

Pam said...

Thanks for the update. You are our eye and ears.

Janie said...

Hope it all stays under control and burns what needs burning.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It seems like these fires sometimes burn for weeks. I have seen large trees still smouldering a month after the fire.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the idea no fires but I guess, from what I have heard and read, that fires are a necessary part of an eco system. Is that correct.

Jackie said...

Thank you for your quick response on my inquiry.

Small City Scenes said...

We have had some fairly minor fires in the western part of the state and some larger ones in Eastern Wa. But nothing major major. British Columbia has had some large fires around Kelowna and we get haze down here.
Most of the fires in Wa. are lightening strikes. Nature I suppose. MB

jeannette stgermain said...

Wow Gaelyn,
Are there every year this many fires at the Grand Canyon Park? Or, is this an exceptional year?

disa said...


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