Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Thread: Passaconaway Road closed: fire

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    319

    Passaconaway Road closed: fire

    Both MUR and Conway Daily Sun have more info.

    Basically, there is a spreading brush fire in Albany NH, right now up to 100 acres.

    http://www.wmur.com/article/crews-ba...nd-day/8284826

    Be careful out there.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Snowflea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,103
    Noticed this from Osceola summit this morning and called Conway fire department. Lots of smoke in the distance. Guy I spoke with said it was on/near Boulder Loop Trail and they had been fighting it since 4 pm Saturday.

  3. #3
    Senior Member JimC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    North Conway, NH
    Posts
    116
    We flew over this fire about 4 PM SUN.
    Took some great video and I would post it here if I could figure out how.
    I have it as a video file (.mov) on my computer BUT VFTT is asking for a URL. I don't have a URL for it.
    Help please.
    Last edited by JimC; 11-14-2016 at 07:57 AM.

  4. #4
    Moderator David Metsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Somerville, MA
    Posts
    4,967
    You can't post videos to our server. You'll need to find a place online to host the video and then post a link to that URL. The easiest is to upload the video to Youtube and post the link here.
    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. -- Dr. Seuss

  5. #5
    Senior Member JimC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    North Conway, NH
    Posts
    116
    Thanks Dave.

    Makes sense.

    Guess I'll start by obtaining a YouTube acct.

  6. #6
    Senior Member JimC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    North Conway, NH
    Posts
    116
    OK. Progress, I think.

    https://youtu.be/pBF0e8XKumo

    Let's see if this works.

    Video taken flying E along the Kanc starting around the covered bridge. Flames are towards the end.

    Jim

  7. #7
    Senior Member dug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Xanadu
    Posts
    1,947
    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    OK. Progress, I think.

    https://youtu.be/pBF0e8XKumo

    Let's see if this works.

    Video taken flying E along the Kanc starting around the covered bridge. Flames are towards the end.

    Jim
    I can open it up fine. And, have to say, that's a bit larger than I was thinking it was. Scary.

  8. #8
    Moderator David Metsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Somerville, MA
    Posts
    4,967
    Quote Originally Posted by dug View Post
    I can open it up fine. And, have to say, that's a bit larger than I was thinking it was. Scary.
    Yeah, that's not small.
    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. -- Dr. Seuss

  9. #9
    Senior Member TJsName's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    'Springtime' on the Carters (Somerville, MA)
    Posts
    1,968
    What is the open area right at the start of the video? I can't tell if it's ledge or slash.
    | 63.8% W48: 19/48
    Trail Adopter of the Guinea Pond Trail

  10. #10
    Senior Member sierra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New hampshire
    Posts
    2,626
    Quote Originally Posted by TJsName View Post
    What is the open area right at the start of the video? I can't tell if it's ledge or slash.
    Ledges know as Sundown ledge. I've done a lot of rock climbing in there in year's past. It's really a cool area, featuring horizontal roofs that are 20 to 30 ft long. We would go there to aid climb when it was raining and all the local cliffs where wet. In regards to the size of the fire, it's actually fairly small, it's just that we are not used to forest fires. If you've lived out west during the "fire season" as I have, you wouldn't be to impressed with this fire. Given the topography and the forecast for rain, I suspect this fire could be out by the weekend. Granted, you never know what a fire will do. Regardless, it is quite interesting to watch the land come back and a walk in there next spring and summer would be most interesting.

  11. #11
    Senior Member jniehof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dover,NH
    Posts
    1,066
    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    In regards to the size of the fire, it's actually fairly small, it's just that we are not used to forest fires. If you've lived out west during the "fire season" as I have
    And I. Las Conchas burned 100 acres in less than two minutes.

  12. #12
    Senior Member dug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Xanadu
    Posts
    1,947
    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    If you've lived out west during the "fire season" as I have, you wouldn't be to impressed with this fire. Given the topography and the forecast for rain, I suspect this fire could be out by the weekend. Granted, you never know what a fire will do. Regardless, it is quite interesting to watch the land come back and a walk in there next spring and summer would be most interesting.
    Yes, correct. I'm not comparing it to a fire out west, I'm comparing it to a fire in the WMNF.

  13. #13
    Senior Member sierra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New hampshire
    Posts
    2,626
    Quote Originally Posted by dug View Post
    Yes, correct. I'm not comparing it to a fire out west, I'm comparing it to a fire in the WMNF.
    Fair enough.

  14. #14
    Senior Member TJsName's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    'Springtime' on the Carters (Somerville, MA)
    Posts
    1,968
    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    Ledges know as Sundown ledge. I've done a lot of rock climbing in there in year's past. It's really a cool area, featuring horizontal roofs that are 20 to 30 ft long. We would go there to aid climb when it was raining and all the local cliffs where wet.
    Neato - it's one of those places I've yet to visit.

    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    In regards to the size of the fire, it's actually fairly small, it's just that we are not used to forest fires. If you've lived out west during the "fire season" as I have, you wouldn't be to impressed with this fire. Given the topography and the forecast for rain, I suspect this fire could be out by the weekend. Granted, you never know what a fire will do. Regardless, it is quite interesting to watch the land come back and a walk in there next spring and summer would be most interesting.
    Looks like it's just a brush fire mostly - eating away at the underbrush as opposed to whole trees going up. I suspect it would take a large confluence of factors for that to happen.
    | 63.8% W48: 19/48
    Trail Adopter of the Guinea Pond Trail

  15. #15
    Senior Member dug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Xanadu
    Posts
    1,947
    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    Fair enough.

    Ha, didn't mean it that way. Just for me, close to home, haven't seen this before.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •