Wildfire Update 9/11/17

Air operations take advantage of clear skies

Fire: Uno Peak

Acres: 7,336

Cause: Under Investigation

Total Personnel: 273

Completion: 1%

Start Date: August 30, 2017

Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain 

LAKE CHELAN, WA (September 11, 2017) — Low humidity in the higher elevations caused the fire to be more active and burn interior pockets of fuel. The fire remains within the containment lines. Two Black Hawk helicopters from the Washington Air National Guard and a Type 3 helicopter provided air support throughout the day. The helicopters conducted water drops along the eastern edge and interior pockets of the fire. Work continued on the dozer line down Nelson Butte Ridge and the hand line down to the lake was complete.

The structure group continued work within the Canoe Creek area. The Canoe Creek area to the west and the Llama Ranch area to the southeast remain under a Level 1 evacuation (get ready).

Today: Crews will continue working on the northeast end of the fire towards Sawtooth Ridge, looking for opportunities to tie the fire into rocky terrain. Along Nelson Butte Ridge, crews will continue working to strengthen and improve the dozer line and hand line down the ridge to the lake. This may include using some burning operations if weather allows.

The structure protection group will complete work in the Canoe Creek area. Road improvements continue and are expected to be completed by next weekend. Air resources will continue to support the ground operations, and the two Black Hawk helicopters will continue water drops along the fire edges.

Weather today will be similar to that of yesterday, with warm temperatures in the mid-70s and lower humidity. This is being caused by a very dry layer of air that is expected to persist through Tuesday morning. The warmer drier weather on the fire is encouraging interior fuels to torch and causing some plumes of smoke.

Smoke: Smoke has cleared the area due to the northwest winds. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com.

Closures: Current road closures include the Grade Creek Rd to the intersection with FS 4330-600. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (from South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258), Summer Blossom, Foggy Dew, Crater Creek and Martin Lakes.  The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed. Foggy Dew Campground remains open. Closure map is available at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/5572/1/73036

Fire Information:

Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/

Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404

Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire

Twitter: Twitter.com/UnoPeakFire

Phone: 541-612-0642

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Wildfire Update 9/8/17

Favorable weather conditions for firefighters

Fire: Uno Peak

Acres: 6,900

Cause: Under Investigation

Total Personnel: 243

Completion: 1%

Start Date: August 30, 2017

Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain 

LAKE CHELAN, WA (September 8, 2017) — Smoke persisted in the area and kept fire behavior and fire growth subdued. Air operations were grounded due to smoky skies. The 6-mile long containment line along Coyote Ridge down to Lake Chelan was completed, including distribution of fire hose and water. Crews also have constructed dozer line from Nelson Butte south one mile down the ridge line.

The Canoe Creek area to the west and the Llama Ranch area to the southeast remain under Level 1 evacuation (get ready).

Today: With favorable fire and weather conditions, crews are now working on a containment line closer to the fire from Nelson Butte down toward the lake between Safety Harbor and Coyote Creeks.

Crews will continue to improve roads for safe operations travel for firefighters. With clear skies in the fire area, air operations will continue as the smoke dissipates. Structure protection will continue in Canoe Creek area.

Smoke: With northwesterly winds setting up early today, smoke should life in the fire area. It may continue to linger on the lake, but Saturday should bring good ventilation with a cold front passing through. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com.

Closures: Current road closures include the Grade Creek Rd to the intersection with FS 4330-600. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (from South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258), Summer Blossom, Foggy Dew, Crater Creek and Martin Lakes.  The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed. Foggy Dew Campground remains open.

Fire Information:

Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/

Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404

Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire

Twitter: Twitter.com/UnoPeakFire

Phone: 541-612-0642

#UnoPeakFire

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Wildfire Update 9/7/17

Minimal fire growth under smoky skies at 6,900 acres

Fire: Uno Peak

Acres: 6,900

Cause: Under Investigation

Total Personnel: 233

Completion: 1%

Start Date: August 30, 2017

Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain 

LAKE CHELAN, WA (September 7, 2017) — Smoke from Montana fires covered the fire area and kept temperatures lower and relative humidity higher than forecasted, however, fire behavior remains active. Smoky skies continued to impact air operations by reducing visibility to less than a mile. A small spot occurred over the 8200 Road but was extinguished.

The Canoe Creek area to the west and the Llama Ranch area to the southeast remain under Level 1 evacuation. Indirect handline was constructed down to the lake between Falls Creek and Coyote Creek. Crews finished constructing dozerline along Coyote Ridge.

Today: Crews will work to get fire hose and pumps along the Coyote Ridge area. Structure protection continues in the Llama Ranch and Canoe Creek areas. Additional rseources are assessing, and constructing line along the 8200 Road from the South Navarre Campground along Nelson Butte Ridge, south towards the lake.

Today through Saturday, critical fire weather concerns are in the forecast. Slight risk of thunderstorms are possible tonight. Northwesterly general winds will set up early Friday morning, aligning with peak down-valley winds across Lake Chelan.

Smoke: Heavy smoke from the Uno Fire, as well as many others around the region, will stay in the valleys in the morning due to an air inversion that will lift later in the day. After the inversion lifts, expect smoke to continue to drift down Lake Chelan and be highly visible from the communities of Manson, Chelan, Pateros, Brewster and Twisp. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com.

Closures: New closures from the South Fork Gold Creek to Crater Creek in the Method Valley have been implemented. Current closures include the Grade Creek Rd to the intersection with FS 4330-600. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (from South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258) and Summer Blossom, Foggy Dew, Crater Creek and Martin Lakes.  The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed. Foggy Dew Campground remains open.

Fire Information:

Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/

Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404

Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire

Twitter: Twitter.com/UnoPeakFire

Phone: 541-612-0642

#UnoPeakFire

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Wildfire Update 9/6/17

Fires remains in the Safety Harbor Creek drainage at 6,700 acres

Fire: Uno Peak

Acres: 6,700

Cause: Under Investigation

Total Personnel: 220

Completion: 1%

Start Date: August 30, 2017

Location: 15 miles NW of Manson, WA

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain 

LAKE CHELAN, WA (September 6, 2017) — The fire continued to grow to the northeast in the Safety harbor drainage area. A Level 1 evacuation notice (prepare and be aware) remains in place for two private inholdings along the lake, the Llama Ranch are to the south and Canoe Creek to the north. Crews continued to complete structure protection in the Llama Ranch area. The fire remained approximately 3 miles from these areas.

Dozers and hand crews continued to build and strengthen the indirect primary line down Coyote Ridge. Portions of the 8200 Road were graded and brushed to improve safe vehicle traffic. Due to heavy smoke, air resources were grounded all day.

Today: Crews will continue to work on building and improving the primary indirect line, finish structure protection and sprinkler lays in the Llama Ranch area, and begin structure protection in the Canoe Creek area. Smoke may keep the fire shaded and moderate fire activity. Crews will continue with culvert installation on Gold Creek and road improvements along the 8200 Road.

Fire weather conditions remain at critical levels. Humidity recovery was poor last night and relative humidity will be low again today. Temperatures are forecasted for near record levels in the mid to upper 80s. A chance of thunderstorms is expected Thursday and Friday of this week.

Smoke: Heavy smoke from the Uno Fire, as well as many others around the region, will stay in the valleys in the morning due to an air inversion that will lift later in the day. After the inversion lifts, expect smoke to continue to drift down Lake Chelan and be highly visible from the communities of Manson, Chelan, Pateros, Brewster and Twisp. More information about smoke and your health is available at wasmoke.blogspot.com.

Closures: New closures from the South Fork Gold Creek to Crater Creek in the Method Valley have been implemented. Current closures include the Grade Creek Rd to the intersection with FS 4330-600. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (from South Navarre Campground to junction with FS Trail 1258) and Summer Blossom. Foggy Dew campground remains open. The Deer Point and Safety Harbor Campgrounds are also closed.

Fire Information:

Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/

Text Message: text “follow UnoPeakFire” to 40404

Facebook: facebook.com/UnoPeakFire

Twitter: Twitter.com/UnoPeakFire

Phone: 541-612-0642

#UnoPeakFire

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My Lake Chelan Photo Contest

4 Photography Tips for Capturing the Best of Lake Chelan

2016 Winners

Let’s be honest. Lake Chelan is a photo-worthy destination. It’s evident in the numerous Instagram, Facebook and Twitters posts shared from recent vacations and weekend gatherings.
Whether you live here, visit often, or are here for the first time, we want to see your stellar Lake Chelan photos.

Enter them into our annual photo contest and you could win big:

  • First Place: $300
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third Place: $100

You know we love pictures of the lake, but we also want to see photos of the people, activities and scenery that weave together your Lake Chelan traditions!

Ready to enter? Here are some fun photography tips to help you stand out in the competition.

1. Use lighting to your advantage.

Try to shoot early in the morning and late in the afternoon in order to avoid harsh sunlight. Not only will it help avoid awkward shadows on people’s faces, but on other important objects in the picture as well.

2. Don’t be afraid to get close.

Some of the best photos are taken by those that dare to move closer then other photographers. The best photographers are the ones that seek out photos that are normally unseen by the human eye.

3. Mix up your angles.

If you are willing to put in extra work to get the perfect shot, then climb a mountain, lay on the ground or go somewhere you normally wouldn’t and photograph at an angle you have never seen taken before.

4. Use the rule of thirds.

The rule of thirds works by splitting an image into thirds both horizontally and vertically, so you end up with 9 sections. If you place points of interest in the intersections or along the lines, your photo becomes more balanced and will enable a viewer of the image to interact with it more naturally.

Pull out those smart phone cameras, DSLRs or point-and-shoots and get to snapping. We are excited to see your talented work!

All photos must be submitted by November 30, 2017.

>>Enter the My Lake Chelan Photo Contest

 

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Insider Tips for Lake Chelan Winterfest

Is this your first time attending Winterfest? We’ve got the inside scoop to everything you need to know for Washington’s most exciting winter festival. Over the course of two weekends, you will be able to discover an incredible line up of activities that we are so excited for you to enjoy!

Here are just a few tips to get your weekend started:Winterfest2017_ProfilePhoto_720x720_v2

Get your all-access pass to Winterfest today! Buy your Winterfest button before Friday, January 13th and save $2 a button! Winterfest buttons not only get you access to some of our most popular events, but you also receive over 40 different offers from local restaurants, shops and wineries!

Take a selfie at the Winterfest Ice Throne. Our ice throne is made out of 10 tons of ice! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #LCWinterfest!

Eat a bacon burger at Lakeview Drive-In. Craving one of the best burgers and fries in town? Crave no more! Lakeview Drive-In will be re-opening for Winterfest weekend on Friday, January 13th. You definitely do not want to miss this – or the fries.

Jump into Lake Chelan! Join the crazy group of polar bear plungers that take a dip in our very own glacier-fed lake this January! Don’t worry – you can warm up by the beach bonfire afterwards, while you enjoy a fireworks show right above you!

Relax, grab your mittens and discover our winter wonderland – Lake Chelan… a Washington Original!

 

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Early Bird Pricing for Winterfest 2017!

This year, we are offering an amazing deal on Winterfest tickets! Buy now until November 30th and receive $5 off each Wine Walk, Alefest, Battle of the Bloody Mary and Bubble Bar ticket. Winterfest2017_ProfilePhoto_720x720_v2

Each ticket also comes with a free button! Enjoy exclusive deals and incredible offers at shops and wineries! Here are just a few:

  • $5 bloody mary or mimosa from Campbell’s Resort
  • Free cookie with any purchase of $5 or more at Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery
  • 10% off entire bill at Lake Chelan Brewery
  • 20% off all clothing at Main Street Gallery
  • Free chili dog with wine purchase at Rio Vista Wines at the Cabin
  • 25% off selected wines at Wapato Point Cellars and Lake Chelan Winery
  • …and so much more!

Join us at Lake Chelan Winterfest, January 13th-22nd! Enjoy all Lake Chelan has to offer during our magical, snowy winter months!

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