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Old 08-24-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Smoke in the air at Yellowstone ???

I'll be leaving after memorial day for a long delayed trip to Yellowstone.

But with the forest fires and their smoke..........

www.airnow.gov is now showing that the air quality is good, but are there any other websites I can access for cross checking? I really don't want to smell smoke during my visit.

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Old 08-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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I'll be leaving after memorial day for a long delayed trip to Yellowstone.

But with the forest fires and their smoke..........

www.airnow.gov is now showing that the air quality is good, but are there any other websites I can access for cross checking? I really don't want to smell smoke during my visit.

Thanks,.
It is late in the season and they should have a few rain storm by the time you get there. It seems the storm that is moving north from Mexico is bringing lots of rain with it over the next 5 to 6 days.
Have fun and don't worry about a little smoke.

Where are you staying? Grizzly RV in West yellowstone?
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I'm not planning to go thru West Yellowstone. Will arrive via the north.

I really want to see the Beartooth Mountains so will camp at 10,000ft if still open. Then to Slough campground in yellowstone, and other campgrounds in yellowstone. Then south to the Grand Tetons and west to home.

I like to camp without utilities but I have not yet tried dispersed camping. With the wierdos running around these days I'm not sure I even want to try dispersed camping.

Thanks for the rain info.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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I flew over the area on Tuesday and again Saturday (yesterday), going to Victoria, BC from Dallas and back. Plenty of smoke in Idaho, southern Montana, western Wyoming.

Canada was sending additional firefighters to help in Montana.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #5
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I sent an inquiring email to the yellowstone rangers today. And I'll call them on Friday.

I googled the west yellowstone newspaper. Top story was that there were several fires in yellowstone resulting in some road closures. The article was written 8/23. The burn areas were 6-7,000 acres.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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the fires are not to bad right now and usually get rain and snow to calm them down--went thru the park from Cody and out the NE entrance August 25th and it was very clear because they had some pretty good rain a day or 2 before that---rode 4 wheelers up to Galena Pass at 11000 ft the 30th and it was a little smokey--that is west of Lamar Valley outside the park--here are a couple pictures at 10000 to 11000 feet

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Several square miles are now burned on the HWy 120 entrance area.

The pictures are awesome, thanks for sharing, wish I was there.
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I like to camp without utilities but I have not yet tried dispersed camping. With the wierdos running around these days I'm not sure I even want to try dispersed camping.

Thanks for the rain info.[/QUOTE]

In Yellowstone you are restricted to using the park campgrounds. It is best to have a campsite reserved ahead of time during the busy season but it should be slowing down now. There is plenty of dispersed camping in the Tetons though.
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I was there last year and we made the mistake of being there on a weekend. Wow there was a lot of people at the end of Aug. The KOA in west Yellowstone is very nice with any indoor pool and spa.
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