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Basin Evacuation?

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Offline Jim

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« on: March 08, 2006, 05:27:56 PM »
Just heard that the Basin campground was evacuated.  Heard there might have been a lightning strike / fire.  UNCONFIRMED at this point.

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Offline randell

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 06:16:46 PM »
Just looked at the webcam picture and it looks wet...so I guess lightning is a possibility.
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Offline Bobcat

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 06:30:04 PM »
Quote from: "Randell"
Just looked at the webcam picture and it looks wet...so I guess lightning is a possibility.


That's what I want to hear.  WET.  Very wet :D
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Offline Bobcat

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 06:50:10 PM »
Here's the Window Cam view: (Doesn't look very wet to me!)

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Offline randell

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006, 07:05:37 PM »
Maybe you can't see raindrops, but I wouldn't say that was dry.
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

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Lemming_of_the_BDA

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006, 07:15:59 PM »
It's 7:15, and the web cam in the Basin still shows 4:01. :?:  :?:


Can't tell if it's raining, but it sure looks foggy and damp.

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Offline randell

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006, 07:19:50 PM »
Yup, and McDonald's and GUMO webcams are still updating so something is up.

It's raining hard at GUMO.  It was cloudy this afternoon and then it started raining so hard you couldn't even see Guadalupe Peak anymore.
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

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Offline SA Bill

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Basin Evacuation?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006, 07:22:39 PM »
Yeah....H20 now = lots of wildflowers later this month when I'm out there!! [-o<
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Offline randell

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Basin Evacuation?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2006, 07:24:59 PM »
Same thing at McDonald's Observatory - raining hard form 5pm to 6pm when the camera stopped taking photos for the day.

There was actually a really cool pic this morning on the webcam:

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BigBendHiker

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 07:42:29 PM »
Could not stand the waiting...so I had to call the Chisos Mountain Lodge (just got off the phone at 7:41PM).  The lady there said, yes, the campground was evacuated.  There was a fire near the area.

The lodge and cabins were not evacuated and she said they were told they probably would not be.  

I asked about rain/lightning...and she replied they had neither...so not sure what may have started it...

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Lemming_of_the_BDA

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Basin Evacuation?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2006, 07:45:04 PM »
Now what are we gonna speculate about? :oops:  :?:

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BigBendHiker

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Re: Basin Evacuation?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 08:05:42 PM »
Quote from: "Jim"
Just heard that the Basin campground was evacuated.  Heard there might have been a lightning strike / fire.  UNCONFIRMED at this point.


Jim...I saw your post yesterday from Big Bend and again today.  Just curious...how are you connecting to the internet out there?

BBH

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Offline 01ACRViper

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Basin Evacuation?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006, 08:21:04 PM »
man, someone needs to find us some details on this fire  :shock: if it was anywhere, i hope it was on the vernon bailey/pulliam side of the basin to clear out some of them damn thorns  :lol:

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Offline RichardM

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2006, 09:22:53 PM »
Quote from: "01ACRViper"
man, someone needs to find us some details on this fire  :shock: if it was anywhere, i hope it was on the vernon bailey/pulliam side of the basin to clear out some of them damn thorns  :lol:

My money is on it being started by a camper dropping a cigarette.  The thorns would probably just grow back thicker and meaner...

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Offline Roy

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2006, 09:43:06 PM »
The last fire in the Basin was a prescribed burn started just up the slope from the amphitheater.  They didn't take the wind into account;  it went straight up the side of Casa Grande; came farily close to the restaurant.  You can still see some of the  burned trees, etc.

 


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