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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your home,...

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your home, but sounds like you have a great attitude about it all. Truly admirable! :clap

I have heard news from a couple of other friends who lost everything,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
A friend's mom just posted this an hour ago: ...

A friend's mom just posted this an hour ago:



Turns out that only an outbuilding, and not the Inn itself, was on fire. But still. WTF! :kboom
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 251,302
Posted By 81forest
I hate when that happens. :1drink Excellent...

I hate when that happens. :1drink

Excellent info, thanks for taking the time to (re)post. A map that was posted in the Carlton Complex thread has some great features for tracking the movement of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
One of my best buddies from high school is now a...

One of my best buddies from high school is now a bartender in Kirkland, but his mom still lives in the Methow, in a house that the family built. All through school they lived in a single wide...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
The drone camera work is simply incredible....

The drone camera work is simply incredible. Thanks for posting. :eek1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Sad news...

From a KIRO update:

"The Carlton wildfire complex has claimed the life of a retired marine who had a heart attack trying to protect his home. The wildfire has burned 150 homes. One week after it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 251,302
Posted By 81forest
^^^ Very good info. :clap

^^^ Very good info. :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Highway 20 closed again

A new wave of urgent level 3 (get out now) evacuations, fire has grown to 243,000 acres, and a total of 150 homes now destroyed as of 3:45pm, according to this Wenatchee World article:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Amazing! Thanks for the link, looks like a lot of...

Amazing! Thanks for the link, looks like a lot of work to develop something like that. Excellent. :getiton
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Thank you for sharing this! So glad he and his...

Thank you for sharing this! So glad he and his animals made it and are looking ahead. I can not imagine what they must be feeling like, probably total exhaustion.

Please tell him to post in here...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Love your description of the Osprey nest. A bit...

Love your description of the Osprey nest. A bit of life clinging to all the charred waste. Thanks for the report. :nod
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
That video absolutely blew my mind, thanks for...

That video absolutely blew my mind, thanks for posting it. Unbelievable! I have been through Pateros probably hundreds of times, and I really don't recognize any of that landscape. So weird.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 251,302
Posted By 81forest
+1, and a great way to express that respect is to...

+1, and a great way to express that respect is to donate a bit to any of the various funds that have been set up to help people in those areas, who are still without power, phone service, and in many...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 49,491
Posted By 81forest
Congrats on coming back after such a long hiatus!...

Congrats on coming back after such a long hiatus! I am not shopping for the 1290 for the same reasons you mentioned... plus the laundry list of problems those guys are having (check out the 1290...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
I think you are right about that. The...

I think you are right about that. The summer-dependent tourism economy is going to take a major hit as well. Can't believe the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues festival still took place while there was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
I saw that pic posted above earlier today, it's...

I saw that pic posted above earlier today, it's an amazing photo. Looks like a volcano.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Wow! This is posted to the Okanogan County...

Wow! This is posted to the Okanogan County Firestorm 2014 fb page by Laura Clark, four hours ago:

"I want to share a good story with you all.
My friends did not end up losing their home. Their...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
This pic of the Alta Lake Golf Course from the...

This pic of the Alta Lake Golf Course from the Wenatchee World:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10410466_10152262600689077_1027142643514432924_n.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,382
Views: 251,302
Posted By 81forest
Wow, glad you made it through!

Wow, glad you made it through!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Svizzerams, those images are very cool. Great to...

Svizzerams, those images are very cool. Great to hear your perspective on the conditions as well, I had no idea it was such an unusual winter out there. As you said, it's still early in the fire...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By 81forest
Signed. Thanks for posting.

Signed. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
If you have any of the items mentioned above or...

If you have any of the items mentioned above or anything else you would like to donate, it's as easy as a drive to kent! Here is her latest post, her name is Lynn Brown, and btw, she is a rider like...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Twisp now at level 1

Better news this morning, Twisp has been downgraded to evacuation level 1. I am no longer getting updates from people in the valley for obvious reasons, but I do read that several fire lines are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Lots of fires burning throughout the region, just...

Lots of fires burning throughout the region, just like every bad fire year. But this one is different, for me anyway. Update via fb from a local resident, posted one hour ago:

"...spent the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t...

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10482423_745920688799203_6811256484037142466_n.jpg

This is so surreal to me; that is the view from my high school. From the Methow Valley...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Uff da. :(:

Uff da. :(:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Not so lucky....

Not so lucky. https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10407555_816202321744626_5161181646590309696_n.jpg

A friend just posted this:
"The Carlton complex is now the largest...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Here is what Methow people generally do for fun...

Here is what Methow people generally do for fun when there are no fires.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/1470051_10200589323405183_131375084_n.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,635
Posted By 81forest
Sig line material, right there. :D I will...

Sig line material, right there. :D

I will have a GS someday. This is the third time I have come close, but wasn't quite the right time. Not a doubt in mind that they are great bikes... someday.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,168
Posted By 81forest
:clap

:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,076
Posted By 81forest
Same here. Just bought my Griptwister route...

Same here. Just bought my Griptwister route package. Good to go. :pynd
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Wow, best of luck to her. I think the toll on...

Wow, best of luck to her. I think the toll on open range livestock is going to be pretty bad.

97 homes lost so far. No human casualties. Here is a pic of a friend's house that we were all sure...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
That image was posted to fb by this site:...

That image was posted to fb by this site: http://nwfires.com

Lots of good intel and updates on there. Best of luck to your friends.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Pic of the Bear Creek fire line, with helicopter...

Pic of the Bear Creek fire line, with helicopter about to scoop up some Lake Pearrygin.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Thanks for those links, Ride Now. Are you seeing...

Thanks for those links, Ride Now. Are you seeing ash in Yakima?

<script src="http://www.king5.com/templates/belo_embedWrapper.js?storyid=267786231&pos=top&swfw=470"></script><object name="player"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
From Carlton General Store's page on Facebook, I...

From Carlton General Store's page on Facebook, I get goosebumps reading this:

"Just a reminder to everyone in the valley that the store is now pumping gas and we will be open all night! That's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,944
Posted By 81forest
Carlton Complex Fire

Okanogan County's mega fire is being talked about elsewhere, but this thing deserves its own thread at this point.

Now at 215,000 acres, Pateros has burned, Brewster was just evacuated, and Twisp...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8,431
Views: 358,112
Posted By 81forest
Really? I must be doing it wrong. Definitely...

Really? I must be doing it wrong. Definitely easier on a lighter bike in my experience.

If the technique and approach are perfect every time maybe. And I'm sure there are guys who can hop big...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8,431
Views: 358,112
Posted By 81forest
Well I checked out your race pics. I have to...

Well I checked out your race pics. I have to admit: That looks like a lot of fun. I'm impressed. You raced what brung ya. :clap

Here is the thread:...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,635
Posted By 81forest
Woohoo, Roulette Green! Love it. :clap

Woohoo, Roulette Green! Love it. :clap
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