Where are these fires?
Posted June 09, 2002 - 11:36 AM
I was down in Caslte Rock today and it looks like a mushroom cloud. The wind is carrying it all the way through Denver. Pretty impressive. I rode my street bike back and all my clothes smell like I've been sitting around a camp fire. It is like Apocolypse Now around here in Parker.
I feel it will only be a matter of time before Rampart goes up. I can't believe I'm saying this again but everyone do their rain dances. We need moisture in the worst way.
Posted June 09, 2002 - 03:52 PM
Was at the Poker Run today and you could barely see the sun. You could stare at it as if it were sunset.
Was caused by a campfire yesterday that got out of control. BONEHEADS! They knew we had a ban on campfires but "It was only a small one." Now it is about 1500 acres and growing out of control.
Hate to say it but Rampart is in danger.
Posted June 09, 2002 - 05:08 PM
Posted June 10, 2002 - 03:36 AM
I agree with the "bonehead" comment. 50,000 (yes,
FIFTY THOUSAND) acres and counting. 500 acres an hour. I have some pictures taken from my house at 8 on Saturday (fire started around 6) and again from yesterday at 7:30 if anyone is interested. I have no way of posting them though, I'd have to email them.
This fire isn't even the #1 priority in the state. The Glenwood fire is #1 and therefore, the Hanover fire is just going to burn. I hope they draw and quarter the dumbasses who did this..
Posted June 10, 2002 - 03:57 AM
Originally posted by Merfman:
FIFTY THOUSAND) acres and counting. 500 acres an hour.
Sorry, local paper says approx 20,000 acres. Could consume as much as 100,000 acres. BTW, for all you that wanted to come ride this summer, plan for something else. Pike National Forest will be closed later today.
The chopper pilots that were fighting the fires reported seeing "dozens" of campfires.
Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:16 AM
I'd say Rampart is definitely in danger of, at the least, being closed off,and at the worst burning significantly.
Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:34 AM
Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:46 AM
Fromt he way it sounds, Santa Workshop, Pikes Peak area is still fine, and areas of Rampart are ok as well (like near the reservoir). It's when you get closer to Deckers that things get ugly. At least I think that's what's happening. Although in a few more days-who knows???
Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:49 AM
Posted June 10, 2002 - 08:25 AM
I have never raced or ridden in anything, for those of you who have ridden that poker run before was that the normal "Family Course" they had layed out?
Posted June 10, 2002 - 08:55 AM
Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:12 PM
Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Dougie:
Am I reading that map correctly (the one from Kerry T's link)? Did the fire jump the road and pick up at the south end of Rampart? Someone tell me I'm not.
I'd like to be able to, but I agree with your assessment. The fire did jump 67 sometime last night. The wife heard that on the news.
Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:52 PM
Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:59 PM
look at the bright side...atleast many of you got one last ride out there at rampart this past weekend! i spent the day rejetting/changing oil/cleaning dust seals/etc. instead of riding...big mistake!
fingers crossed, toes crossed, everything crossed...that it doesnt burn up rampart!
Posted June 10, 2002 - 11:15 AM
Posted June 10, 2002 - 11:17 AM
Originally posted by endurodog:
Guys it looks bad from a map I just found. Looks like its in to the Rampart riding area, as near as I can tell from the map and this is one from 6AM this morning. Deckers is looking pretty doomed from this map.
Look really closely though and I think, the "Deckers" that's in bold is the campground. In the upper right part of the map, you can see the town of Deckers, where the three roads cross. It ain't burnt *yet* but it ain't looking good. The black and white dotted line isn't 67 like I first thought.