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Old 08-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Going from Wisconsin to Seattle

Wondering about the wildfires and the smoke in the Western states that the news keeps reporting ( 55 fires ). Taking I-90 to Wyoming and then secondary roads after that. Is the smoke bad enough that we will not be able to see the scenery? Thanks in advance.
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Wondering about the wildfires and the smoke in the Western states that the news keeps reporting ( 55 fires ). Taking I-90 to Wyoming and then secondary roads after that. Is the smoke bad enough that we will not be able to see the scenery? Thanks in advance.
Well, when are you going, and what secondary roads are you going to take? I've got answers, just need a little more info!
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Unless you are going into the area of active fires, usually the smoke forms a haze but doesn't completely block views. I wouldn't cancel a trip because of it.
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We plan on leaving next week(8-26) Going from Casper to Grand Tetons on Hwys 20/26 & 26/287. How will the visibility be from the Idaho fires?
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It changes by the hour. the wind can shift 30 degrees in 10 minutes and a totally different area is under smoke. All you can do is follow your planned route, check local radio stations for current conditions and modify your route appropriately.

It's a messy time in the western states at the moment. We're glad to be far enough west not to have to worry. Having a bay of several square miles to our south, that is over 600' deep about 2 miles from our driveway, with a water temperature around 50F year round, is very reassuring. Poor for swimming but good for fire protection.
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We just went through Idaho and Oregon....some days there was smoke and some days it was clear.
The smoke was not heavy and you'll be able to see just fine....kinda like a haze in the air.

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