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We will be making a trip outwest starting Saturday. Spending three days in Phoenix then on to Sedona, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and ending in Vegas. Wondering how the wildfires will affect our trip to Phoenix and Sedona especially. Thank you.

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1. Re: Wildfires

I can speak to Phoenix area, but will let the others up north report on their areas...we have what might look like smog in other big cities that makes the mountains hazy, which would normally be clear, and that is about it. I imagine the air quality is full of particulates, but i am only noticing the hazy mountains. With wildfires, things can change in a moment, but for right now in the valley it is not much of a problem.

The news last night was reporting decent progress by our fire crews statewide, which is good news.

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2. Re: Wildfires

Reports I'm getting from Sedona are that the smoke has layed down and isn't nearly as bad now as it was last week. It all depends on winds of course. The fires themselves are a non issue for your itinerary.

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3. Re: Wildfires

It should be noted that even though the fires are dozens of miles away, the particulates and gases in the air can be cause for respiratory alerts. Even the most fit hikers can be affected by this. Anyone can experience lung or heart problems from this. At the first sign of fatigue or heavy breathing be prepared to cut short your hike.

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