Where are these fires?



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  • Dougie

Posted June 09, 2002 - 11:36 AM

#1

Anyone in CO know exactly where these fires are located? Man that one that is pumping smoke and burnt embers into the Denver metro area looks like it is Rampart. But I believe it is further southwest of Rampart.

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.

  • SealClubber

Posted June 09, 2002 - 03:52 PM

#2

The Ranger said it started north of Lake George. In the morining it was 13 miles away and by 4 oclock it was about 9 miles away from Rampart. Deckers had a mandatory evac. rt67 closed.
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." :D Now it is about 1500 acres and growing out of control. :D
Hate to say it but Rampart is in danger.

  • ratbiker

Posted June 09, 2002 - 05:08 PM

#3

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  • Merfman

Posted June 10, 2002 - 03:36 AM

#4

Dan, not only is Rampart in danger, but that fire is pretty much on the northern end of the Divide area. They evac'd Wildhorn and LVR yesterday. Both those areas are due East of Hacketts.

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..

Merf

  • Merfman

Posted June 10, 2002 - 03:57 AM

#5

Originally posted by Merfman:
50,000 (yes,
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. :D

  • YZeezee

Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:16 AM

#6

Merf, I'd like to check out a couple pic's if they're available-I'll PM you my email. I have to agree with the comments on the campfires. I lived in Woodland Park for about 20 years, and now Denver, but the morons that just can't keep themselves from starting a campfire are going to burn our state down :)
I'd say Rampart is definitely in danger of, at the least, being closed off,and at the worst burning significantly.

  • clarkster

Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:34 AM

#7

man that sucks serious ass. i was going home this July and was looking forward to taking the runt to Rampart,santas workshop, etc.ill try and bring some of this Washington liquid sunshine with me.

  • YZeezee

Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:46 AM

#8

Clarkster,
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???

  • clarkster

Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:49 AM

#9

yeah i talked to dad the other day, he said no relief in sight. sounds like its real hot and real dry there(what else is new, right?) hopefully itll settle down before too long.like you said,tommorrow, who knows

  • KerryT

Posted June 10, 2002 - 06:02 AM

#10

Here is a real informative web site about the Hayman fire. There is a map there and it show it right up on Hacketts Gulch and the others. Big Bummer.

http://www.fs.fed.us...cc/fire/hayman/ :)

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  • racemile

Posted June 10, 2002 - 08:25 AM

#11

The wife and I did the poker run yesterday (short course) She stopped after the seconf check point but I went on. By the time I was done, It was looking pretty surrealistic in rampart. I dont think they have a chance of stopping it before rampart. Part of the shortcourse took us through some of the older fire areas. They WERE coming back nicely.

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?

Jason

  • Dougie

Posted June 10, 2002 - 08:55 AM

#12

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? I know trail 688, off of 677, takes you down to the paved road that takes you into Deckers. Is that 67? If that is the same road I'm thinking about, then the fire would be into the Rampart area. I hope I am not reading that map correctly. Someone tell me I'm not.

  • The_Beav

Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:12 PM

#13

Rode the poker run yesterday myself. Had fun, but it was very surreal, the sky, the previous burn. 1st poker run for me too. The course did seem a little too challenging for beginners/little ones. It makes me soo mad that those idiots think its ok to have a fire. I just read that Pike National Forrest is now closed. No riding, camping, anything.

  • The_Beav

Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:16 PM

#14

The 9news website has a better map of the fire area. Well, same map but with the topography lines.

9News Hayman Fire Map

Have they caught the people responsible?

  • Merfman

Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:19 PM

#15

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.

  • racemile

Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:52 PM

#16

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE..............DONT let this campfire have been started by dirt bikers. We are so over with if it was one of us.

Jason

  • LarryCO

Posted June 10, 2002 - 09:59 PM

#17

looks like all of us CO riders will be investing in street legal tires...because there wont be any trails left to ride on!

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!

late

  • endurodog

Posted June 10, 2002 - 10:49 AM

#18

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.

http://www.9news.com.../firemap610.jpg

  • YZeezee

Posted June 10, 2002 - 11:15 AM

#19

I believe the fire was started by an out of control campfire, and I think they know who was responsible. I believe that it was this fire. As for Rampart, I wouldn't bank on riding there much anymore for a while...

  • Merfman

Posted June 10, 2002 - 11:17 AM

#20

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.

http://www.9news.com.../firemap610.jpg


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.

Merf




 
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