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12 hours ago, hockdog said:

Cow Mtn saying goodbye....

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nuked....Along with Penny, Stoney....I do hope Pillsbury somehow survives.

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Bare with my ignorance, why does this shut down the riding area ?

 Are they worried about further soil erosion from riders come winter ?

 

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9 minutes ago, Digger Dave said:

Bare with my ignorance, why does this shut down the riding area ?

 Are they worried about further soil erosion from riders come winter ?

 

After a major fire occurs, trees (that have burnt) fall over every minute. That is the biggest danger initially. No way one can get through any of the trails. This is when the loggers take over....this is a good thing (arguably).

After that (big sigh) the USFS typically closes the trail system and begins their......(please someone take it from here....)

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....years long closure.

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Ok, got it. I've never had to endure a fire closure to a riding area. I guess I've been lucky. Most of the areas I ride still gets logged. It's not that it can't burn, its just hasn't (yet ?). 

 

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7 hours ago, Digger Dave said:

Bare with my ignorance, why does this shut down the riding area ?

 Are they worried about further soil erosion from riders come winter ?

 

It's too hot to ride there right now

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^ ^ ^ Lots o widow makers is what I'm seeing..

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Just now, Babyarmholdingapple said:

A entire Mendocino Forest Full 

Ya no sheet.

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We get one of them once in a 100 year rain fall Winters them hills are going to turn to valley. Nothing left but ash. Nuts!

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These fires are just sad all around. The poor people that lost lives or homes. The animals. The forest with those beautiful big trees will not come back in my life time. So sad...... Middle creek was my personal favorite and Stonyford my second choice for variety. I ride stony about three months ago and was sad to see the burned area. Had not been in over three years. Now all of it will be burned and dead. I bet it will take 10 years to remotely resemble a forest and 40 years to look somewhat similar to before this fire. Super bummed!! 

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