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Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

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Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

Anyone in Tuolumne Meadows this morning? Is it smoky there from the Detwiler Fire?

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1. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

Cellphone coverage is spotty in the Tuolumne Meadowa ares and you may not get a response from someone actually there. You can check webcams for the High Country and Tuolumne Meadows here:

https:/…webcams.htm

At the time I looked, 7:20 am PDT, Tuolumne looked clear. However, our experience there when there were fires west of Yosemite is that the smoke may blow up Tenaya Canyon into the meadows in the morning. It may dissipate later in the day (as it did one day when we hiked to Cloud's Rest) or it may persist (as it did when we wanted to hike Mt. Hoffmann and gave up on the plan).

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2. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

Thank you very much. Is that web cam live though? Or is it an old picture?

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3. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

The Tuolumne Meadows view is from last September.

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4. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

That's what I thought. Thank you.

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5. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

Correct---I should have noticed that! The High Sierra one is live and refreshes every 30 seconds.

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6. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

Thanks. I am trying to find out about TM specifically. My husband is on the JMT currently at Sunrise High Sierra Camp. Smoke was very thick yesterday. His route today takes him through TM so I'm trying to find out if the air quality is OK there. Have tried calling Ranger Station, Store and Cafe. No one picking up yet.

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7. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

If smoke is thick at Sunrise, it's not going to be any better in Tuolumne Meadows.

Smoke is very bad this morning in the Tahoe and western Nevada area. It was briefly "Very Unhealthy" and has now dropped to "Unhealthy".

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8. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

I have Camp Sherman friends currently hiking in the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River section. Wonder how the smoke affects that area?

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9. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

Ran into someone today that said haze was similar in Tuolumne to the valley. Also said that the east side was pretty rough, with low visibility of mono lake.

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10. Re: Smoky in Tuolumne Meadows?

We are heading up to TM in 2 weeks. Hope conditions improve.

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