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Old 08-23-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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For the past week or so at night we've been running the ac, because the smoke from the American fire near Colfax has been pretty bad. However, now we have the Rim fire near Groveland (Yosemite & hwy 120) and it's almost 4 X bigger and the smoke is really bad this morning. I usually walk every morning up a 600' climb near my home here in Cold Springs, but I'm going to stay in this morning. I hope the winds shift soon and take some of this away from us. Best wishes to all those fighting these big fires. Here's a picture I took a few minutes ago out my family room door. It is almost erie to see the sun through the smoke like this.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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I lived in the N. Valleys off of Red Rock for 20 years - this is not the first time the area was smoked in. My sympathies, it can be rather miserable if one is sensitive to it. I never had major issues but I know plenty who did. That Yosemite fire is huge and growing by the minute.
Reno has had it's fair share of large fires also that smoked us out for days. Its one of the hazards of living near the forest
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Boneyard Flat, NV
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MrWillys,

It was really bad in Spanish Springs yesterday afternoon. Currently living at the top of Highlands Ranch (Sun Valley), building in north S.S. Here's a link to pics. The pics at the bottom of the page (for now anyway) were taken yesterday. RLFARMS.COM/nevada/
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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MrWillys,

It was really bad in Spanish Springs yesterday afternoon. Currently living at the top of Highlands Ranch (Sun Valley), building in north S.S. Here's a link to pics. The pics at the bottom of the page (for now anyway) were taken yesterday. RLFARMS.COM/nevada/
The same builder that did Highlands Ranch built my home. We pass by there going to Costco sometimes. I noticed the smoke in your pictures at the bottom. We're scheduled to head down to the Walker river next Thursday with family and friends. I hope we don't have to cancel.
[img]Reno House Construction[/img]
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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I lived in the N. Valleys off of Red Rock for 20 years - this is not the first time the area was smoked in. My sympathies, it can be rather miserable if one is sensitive to it. I never had major issues but I know plenty who did. That Yosemite fire is huge and growing by the minute.
Reno has had it's fair share of large fires also that smoked us out for days. Its one of the hazards of living near the forest
Funny, I assumed downtown was getting it to? Maybe Mount Rose blocks it? I like Red Rock and come home through there in my Jeep sometimes. I really like how quiet it is out here, and cooler too. We pay for it in the Winter as I'm sure you know.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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Funny, I assumed downtown was getting it to? Maybe Mount Rose blocks it? I like Red Rock and come home through there in my Jeep sometimes. I really like how quiet it is out here, and cooler too. We pay for it in the Winter as I'm sure you know.
Yesterday a friend of my son's posted a picture from the parking lot at Scheels in Sparks. Completely smoked in, not a mountain in sight, could not even see downtown and the Nugget was very hazy, like looking through dense fog. It was really eerie
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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The sun looked like something out of Star Wars yesterday morning. We love that we can open up all night, but have kept it closed the last few days.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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8/25/13 Sunday,
Seems to be quite a bit clearer this am compared with the past couple of days. Someone just jogged down the street, so they must not think it's too bad. I think here in Cold Springs we're still getting smoke from the American which I hear is almost out.

Best wishes to all our firefighters out there!
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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I checked the Air Now site when I woke up and the and the PM 2.5 is down considerably to 79 or "moderate." However I checked again now it's back up to 120 or "unhealthy for sensitive groups." Healthy lungs or not, I'd avoid breathing the air as much as possible today. Sunday is our hike day, but I think it's probably best to sit this one out unfortunately.

Hats off to the firefighters as well, without a doubt.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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Between Carson and Reno...we still can't see Mt. Rose, same as the last two days. Thank goodness it's not too hot as we are keeping the windows closed but the AC has not needed to come on. We need wind and drenching rain!!!
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