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Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby tsayta » Sep 4th, 2017, 12:33 pm

Snarf wrote:How close is this to East Kelowna or the Mission area? too far to worry?

Much too far
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby LTD » Sep 4th, 2017, 12:38 pm

hmmm I remember saying that in 03 before I was evacuated for 3 weeks and the fire stopped about 200 yards from my house

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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby Woodenhead » Sep 4th, 2017, 12:40 pm

pentona wrote:The road into Greyback lakes is not ditched (except coming up from the old route via Penticton, past the landfill). You could drive a car into the lakes (but I wouldn't); I believe this fire is slightly further North, nearer Canyon Lakes and Little White Mtn. That road (if you can call it a road) is horrible.


Oh, I know that much. I drove Greyback FSR & Canyon Lakes FSR in July (hiked up Little White, I like to do so at least once a year). Fire looks to be between Canyon Lakes FSR & the 201; I'm talking about roads/trails in that specific zone. Can't say I paid much attention to all the little offshoots my last time up.

IIRC there's a lot of clear cuts there, so I'm hoping that helps keep the fire somewhat at bay.
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby Snarf » Sep 4th, 2017, 2:04 pm

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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby madadam » Sep 4th, 2017, 3:43 pm

Image from steve taylor ~ instagram of looking at fire from top of Little White 6 hours ago.


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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby LTD » Sep 4th, 2017, 4:16 pm

thanks for the photo but I'm really not sure why this individual feels the need to be in the bush when people are clearly being asked not to be, thanks for that :-X

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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby trapp » Sep 4th, 2017, 4:46 pm

Long ways away, SE of Little White on what we call the back side of the mountain. Air tankers dropped continuously on this fire until afternoon then 6 skimmers worked steady filling from McCulloch Lake. Heavy equipment, water tenders and crews working on it.

I was surprised at the resources heading that way on short notice when we are already so scrapped for crews and equipment. No one can say Fire Control are dragging their feet.
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby tsayta » Sep 4th, 2017, 5:41 pm

It's here..... (backside)

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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby tsayta » Sep 4th, 2017, 5:43 pm

As viewed from here...
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near Central Okanagan I, BC

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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby Kelownah » Sep 4th, 2017, 8:56 pm

How do they get heavy equipment up there if the roads are so poor?
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby prairieflower » Sep 4th, 2017, 9:21 pm

Does anyone know of lightening happening out that way? There was just a massive flash across the east sky like something just blew up...nothing since that happened, so unsure if it was lightening?
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby trapp » Sep 4th, 2017, 9:26 pm

Just checked the lightning map and nothing, at least nothing to ground.

Not problem to lowbed equipment from Penticton or from Kelowna of the 201 FSR. The fire is not far off the main FSR and there is road access.
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby tsayta » Sep 4th, 2017, 9:28 pm

prairieflower wrote:Does anyone know of lightening happening out that way? There was just a massive flash across the east sky like something just blew up...nothing since that happened, so unsure if it was lightening?

Viewed from where?
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby prairieflower » Sep 4th, 2017, 9:31 pm

Glenrosa to the east
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Re: Greyback Mountain/Little White Mountain Fire

Postby tsayta » Sep 4th, 2017, 9:32 pm

Interesting. Possibly far off sheet lightning
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