Waterton Lakes

Waterton Lakes

Postby Drip_Torch » Sep 12th, 2017, 11:11 am

We all know it... we all love it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/w ... -1.4285153

I seem to recall, in a typical year they start unrolling the snow fences in about a week or two.

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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Queen K » Sep 12th, 2017, 12:06 pm

I've been watching this on facebook and crying my heart out.

Please tell me this is a natural cycle. :cry:
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby spudnut » Sep 12th, 2017, 12:17 pm

Truly a very sad story.
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Drip_Torch » Sep 12th, 2017, 12:31 pm

Queen K wrote:I've been watching this on facebook and crying my heart out.

Please tell me this is a natural cycle. :cry:


Well, for what it's worth, it is a natural cycle. Albeit one that's not going to be easy for us to reconcile when it's all over. Thankfully, it sounds like the fuel free's around the town held and we didn't lose some incredible heritage too.

I can imagine more than few of the very tough decisions that had to be made last night.
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Frisk » Sep 12th, 2017, 12:52 pm

Drip_Torch wrote:
I seem to recall, in a typical year they start unrolling the snow fences in about a week or two.


The forecast for the area doesn't look too far off.
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Drip_Torch » Sep 12th, 2017, 1:37 pm

As bad as it is, it's always been known that it could be quite a bit worse.

It was always a big, fun, wondrous backcountry/thirsty bear adventure. But, there were days I knew at any moment it could be us, a few park wardens, a couple RCMP officers, and about 15 volunteer fire fighters trying to get everyone out of there safely.

At least they had some time to get resources in, and the people out, before it happened.
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Queen K » Sep 12th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Around this time of year four years ago now we hiked in to Wall Lake. I wonder how it looks today.
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Glacier » Sep 12th, 2017, 1:55 pm

Currently hot, dry, and extreme in the East Kootenay...

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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Drip_Torch » Sep 12th, 2017, 2:04 pm

Queen K wrote:Around this time of year four years ago now we hiked in to Wall Lake. I wonder how it looks today.


I dunno, but it looks like Cameron lake and the Oil city site took a hit - can't imagine much that would slow it down in that valley.

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... And I'll be honest with you QueenK, I don't often experience a sense of loss when looking at wildland fires. This one is very different for me.

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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Queen K » Sep 12th, 2017, 3:15 pm

I feel physically sick. Can't watch it.
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Drip_Torch » Sep 13th, 2017, 12:23 am

Natural cycle Queen k...

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1919, The road to Cameron Lakes.

It's not the first time, likely won't be the last.
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Re: Waterton Lakes

Postby Glacier » Sep 13th, 2017, 12:11 pm

The fire is burning at over 2,200 m (7,200ft)! The dots represent hot spots. The mapping of the fire is a few days behind.

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Re: Waterton Lakes

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