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Annette Lake — Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Snoqualmie Region
Trail Sign at Annette Lakes trail

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES!  Day hike to Annette Lake this morning found a campsite with a fire burning in the ground underneath the fire ring.  If you, or someone you know camped at Annette Lake over the weekend, this is the first site as you head South (left) around the lake from the main entry trail.  The rocks were still too hot to touch and smoke was coming from the embers and underneath the rocks and around the edges where the fire was burning under the ground.  We had zip-locks from snacks to get water and dug up, dug out, and removed rocks to a safe place and eventually were able to pour around 15 gallons of water to extinguish the slow burning underground fire making multiple trips to the lake to scoop up water.  Whoever camped here over the weekend was burning one super hot fire and left it with the embers still burning!  Please NO FIRES as posted on the entrance road, the trail sign, and an obvious no-brainer.  The fire was actually spreading under the pine duff the fire was built upon. 

Fire burning underground 1 foot beyond ring
After digging out the fire and dousing with water
This is the site where the fire was burning.

Comments

Loren Drummond on Annette Lake

Yikes. Thank you so much for noticing, extinguishing and deconstructing -- and for the trip report reminder!

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Loren Drummond on Aug 29, 2017 11:14 AM

Anna Roth on Annette Lake

Oh my gosh, good for you preventing that fire from spreading. Putting it out with ziploc baggies of water takes some real dedication -- big kudos to you and your family.

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Anna Roth on Aug 29, 2017 12:02 PM

wafflesnfalafel on Annette Lake

Folks only get so many pitches in life - you just hit that one out of the ballpark. Kudos.

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wafflesnfalafel on Aug 29, 2017 12:52 PM