[pct-l] Alpine Lakes Wilderness, air situation?

Herb Stroh HStroh at sjmslaw.com
Wed Aug 22 08:53:27 CDT 2018

I just came through there about 10 days ago. 

Smoke is ever-present and long views are mottled. Near Stevens the smoke was heavy enough to be an irritant to eyes and throat, but maybe it depends on which way the wind is blowing. Further south was not as bad. Felt like the whole state was smokey. Locals say some of the smoke is from fires in Canada. 

Pretty section. Watch the water report as things were starting to dry up. Mosquitoes were annoying but not maddening so by Mid Sep should not be an issue. 


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> On Aug 22, 2018, at 2:17 AM, Peer Böhm <pmb379 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have opportunity and had planned to do a short section hike on the
> PCT in the Alpine Lake Wilderness from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass
> in mid-September, and now I wonder, whether this will be possible or
> advisable.
> Does anyone know what the air is like there? On ESRI/ARCGis I see what
> looks like two really big fires somewhat to the east - Crescent
> Mountain and Cougar Creek. What is the main wind direction, I wonder?
> Are these far enough away?
> Will I be able to see anything, or even breathe properly?
> Thanks for information and advice!
> Greetings,
> Peer
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