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Old 06-26-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Hi!

My Family and I are driving to Durango on thursday for vacation, and hopefully going to be able to do the cog railway, and Mesa Verde however we were concerned if there is lots of smoke around from the fires. My son has asthma, and I am very sensitive to smoke so I am curious from anyone in or around the area to give us a heads up on what the air quality is like there right now.

Thank you.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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The Cog railway is in COLO SPGS and it's closed due to fire. I don't think this is what you're interested in.

Check the website for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway for any updates on their operations, which AFAIK is open and running.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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There very possibly will be smoke around Durango from both the fire near Mancos or the fire near Pagosa. That assumes no more fires start, which, given current conditions, is no sure bet.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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I was in Durango, Mancos, & Cortez today. The mountains in Mancos are still smoldering but it's fairly contained at this point. Still smoky though although it does change from day to day. Durango was not smokey today but who knows about tomorrow, thursday, or beyond? No telling where or when a fire can pop up.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:42 AM
 
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Boy, did I ever pick a good year to postpone my horseback riding week in Vallecito (although it was just bad luck- an injury, financial issues, and a family illness) but they have my deposit for June of next year. I went riding there briefly a few years ago and saw the sobering sight of charred trees as far away as you could see.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Mesa Verde is business as usual. A little smoke in Durango from a small local fire. But really a nice overcast day.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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Boy, did I ever pick a good year to postpone my horseback riding week in Vallecito (although it was just bad luck- an injury, financial issues, and a family illness) but they have my deposit for June of next year. I went riding there briefly a few years ago and saw the sobering sight of charred trees as far away as you could see.
That was from the 2002 Missionary Ridge fire. It was a dandy. My wife & I stay up there quite often. That fire cleansed much of the mountainside around the lake and it is now renewing itself with Aspens popping up like weeds everywhere. And the wildlife is abundant as always. Here is a pic of our dinner companion while my wife & I ate on our porch high above the lake.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Mesa Verde is business as usual. A little smoke in Durango from a small local fire. But really a nice overcast day.
I would not consider a 9000+ acre fire as small.
There is at least two smaller fires in the area as well. A couple have started but were luckily contained quickly. You can see/smell the smoke from the Weber fire in Mancos, the Little Sand fire in Pagosa and the smaller fires, depending on time of day/wind, etc.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:53 AM
 
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Glad to hear that the 2002 fire resolved some of the fuel issues. Everyone down that road seems so vulnerable (as with so many smallish roads).
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