Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Green Valley area on fire....

Recommended Posts

So the area between San Fran and Lake Elizabeth is burning quite well. I've been watching from my driveway all day. Not pretty..

IMG_3390.jpg?t=1219022370

IMG_3411.jpg?t=1219022469

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like its coming up South Portal (7N02) from San Fran. I've been listening to the chatter from the aircraft on the scanner and it sounds like they're getting a handle on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I saw the smoke yesterday and was wondering what was happening. now I know.

yesterday? where were you looking? this one started today around noon.

They've got an awesome handle on it so far. From my house I can only see a bit of smoke now. I was seeing flames coming down the ridge towards Green Valley. It's looking good so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just walked up to a good view point and there is hardly even smoke now. And they're still dropping water and the hand crews are up as well. I'm a happy camper now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been listening to the scanner and they are sending most of the aircraft away. They are just mopping up at this point.

Looks like we'll be able to sleep tonight without the fear of being evacuated.:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've been listening to the scanner and they are sending most of the aircraft away. They are just mopping up at this point.

Looks like we'll be able to sleep tonight without the fear of being evacuated.:)

Amen to that...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

coming home from dove springs yesterday on the 14 i saw smoke over the hills. thank god it didnt hit rowher flats or that place would never open.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yesterday? where were you looking? this one started today around noon.

They've got an awesome handle on it so far. From my house I can only see a bit of smoke now. I was seeing flames coming down the ridge towards Green Valley. It's looking good so far.

Hmmm...I guess i saw something else then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it wasn't for this thread I wouldn't have even known there was a fire. I was out riding at Ballinger yesterday and when I came back down the 5 and over to my place near the bottom of San Francisquito I never saw any smoke.

Sounds like they really hit this with air assets. The fire is only about 15% contained on the ground. Until they get a line around it all some good winds could get it going again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
if they close this area for winter and don't reopen rowher, I'll be a bit upset. That's just not cool.

i know... i want my morning rides before class back!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

latest update from me. I drove around to Lake Elizabeth around noon...couldn't see any smoke what so ever. One helicopter making spot drops was about it. A lot of the crews are still here, but they are slowly filing out.. I've seen some leaving this afternoon. I'd say it's a done deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
latest update from me. I drove around to Lake Elizabeth around noon...couldn't see any smoke what so ever. One helicopter making spot drops was about it. A lot of the crews are still here, but they are slowly filing out.. I've seen some leaving this afternoon. I'd say it's a done deal.

The fire is only 15% contained. It might not be actively burning, but the Forest Service will be going strong until the fire has lines around 100% of the fire. That's going to take at least another day.

The South Wildland Fire is on inciweb at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1476/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This fire is nothing now... I physically just watched dozens and dozens of trucks and crews heading home. San Fran is open and crews are heading out. Lets just hope the trails stay open afterwards. The above link shows it 91% contained. Done deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rode up San Fran to Spunky yesterday around noon. Looks like the damage was east of South Portal cyn/rd. Tule ridge appeared to be spared.

Hoping they don't have to close anything down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Um, what would they be closing anyhow? Some flat dirt roads? I wouldn't call riding up tule ridge exactly a thrilling ride. There is no legal single track in these areas anyway, so what would a closure do exactly. Riding off the road is just as illegal with the road open or closed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Um, what would they be closing anyhow? Some flat dirt roads? I wouldn't call riding up tule ridge exactly a thrilling ride. There is no legal single track in these areas anyway, so what would a closure do exactly. Riding off the road is just as illegal with the road open or closed.

at least it's a place to ride and get some time in. Fire road or not, I still enjoy the riding. Good seat time for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Um, what would they be closing anyhow? Some flat dirt roads? I wouldn't call riding up tule ridge exactly a thrilling ride. There is no legal single track in these areas anyway, so what would a closure do exactly. Riding off the road is just as illegal with the road open or closed.

If you know where everything is its actually better then the drinkwater/rowher side in my book. As for it being legal......👍 catch me if you can:ride: You can flame me if you want, but I am sick of everyone closing areas so I just don't give a dam anymore and decided to be a rebel. From all the riders and tracks I have been seeing, I am one of many that ride those single tracks in that area:excuseme:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...