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Sep 24, 2012
Just wondering how the current wild fires in the Leavenworth/Wenatchee area are affecting the climbing. Is the air breathable? Is there even access? A few friends and I are looking to go in 2 weeks, but a little concerned given the headlines.

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Chris F
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Sep 24, 2012
was there on saturday and things aren't too bad, still plenty of visibility and access to almost everything redlude97
Joined Jun 21, 2010
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Sep 24, 2012
Leavenworth v2
Attempted to go to Leavy this weekend but it was COMPLETELY smoked out. It seemed ok at first, but everyone in the group started blowing black snot and were getting headaches. We ended up bouldering in Gold Bar with a bunch of other people who had left Leavenworth due to the smoke. virgoqueen7
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Sep 25, 2012
You drove past all the bouldering in tumwater that was completely fine without any visible smoke for miles? redlude97
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Sep 25, 2012
The Face of Uncertainty My First Ice Climb! Spiral...
Leavenworth Fire as seen from Icicle Rd
Leavenworth Fire as seen from Icicle Rd


I was in Leavenworth 9/19-21. Icicle Creek and Alpine Lakes Wilderness areas were very smokey. Prusik Peak and the the Core Enchantments were more acceptable. The smoke seemed worse during the heat of the day and it cleared at night. Hiking was hampered and views were hazy.

I would expect to see little change if it does not rain in Leavenworth.

Index was perfect.
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Sep 25, 2012
I was in icicle this weekend, and it wasn't that bad. I definitely had some black boogers, but the temperature was great. The amount of smoke came and went depending on the wind. As long as it's not raining, I'd probably go to Squamish, but like someone else said, Tumwater was way clearer. dylanfllr
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