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    Chariot Fire Grows to 4,700 Acres

    Noble Canyon in line of fire. Really hope that they get it under control.

    "The fire is well established on the west side of Sunrise Highway"


    Chariot Fire Grows to 4,700 Acres - Local News - San Diego, CA | NBC News


    I guess some bright point about it burning up and over Chariot Mountain is the PCT will get cleaned out nicely, as it's been really overgrown.

    I have a feeling the camping area at the bottom of Oriflamme Canyon has been roasted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howeler View Post
    Noble Canyon in line of fire. Really hope that they get it under control.

    "The fire is well established on the west side of Sunrise Highway"


    Chariot Fire Grows to 4,700 Acres - Local News - San Diego, CA | NBC News


    I guess some bright point about it burning up and over Chariot Mountain is the PCT will get cleaned out nicely, as it's been really overgrown.

    I have a feeling the camping area at the bottom of Oriflamme Canyon has been roasted.

    It's most unfortunate to find out that the historic Al Bahr and Sierra Club lodges were burned, but they seem to holding the rest of the forest safe. Fingers crossed, and thanks for starting this thread. Lagunas are my favorite riding destination in SD county.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    It's most unfortunate to find out that the historic Al Bahr and Sierra Club lodges were burned, but they seem to holding the rest of the forest safe. Fingers crossed, and thanks for starting this thread. Lagunas are my favorite riding destination in SD county.
    You only "say" that on the internets...we want undeniable video proof this time from at least 5 credible witnesses unrelated to you! No slightly blurry images either like your last Big Foot sighting at MTRP!

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    I'm in from out of town and rode up there Saturday. I started on Sunrise Highway to the south of the big meadow by way of Los Gatos, then the upper end of Noble Canyon. On the way back past the lake, the smoke was visible. This was some where around 2PM. When I came down the mountain they had traffic closed coming up.

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    Those trails were a lot of fun, I hope the fire gets put out quickly and damage is minimized.

    PS. I also saw a guy riding with two parrots on his shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al. View Post
    I'm in from out of town and rode up there Saturday. I started on Sunrise Highway to the south of the big meadow by way of Los Gatos, then the upper end of Noble Canyon. On the way back past the lake, the smoke was visible. This was some where around 2PM. When I came down the mountain they had traffic closed coming up.

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    Those trails were a lot of fun, I hope the fire gets put out quickly and damage is minimized.

    PS. I also saw a guy riding with two parrots on his shoulders.
    The guy had a cockatoo on the right shoulder and a parrot on his left going down Los Gatos Sunday
    Pretty cool to see
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    ^^^Hopefully, that was not a sighting that foretells the End Times for BLT and environs. I know the trees are dying anyway, but dammit, I LOVE that place!
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    Rite!? Favorite MTB playground in all of greater SD. Just did a 4 day at the Laguna camp ground last month. Gona be depressed if that was my goodbye to those trails.
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    Sounds like the firefighters are getting the upper hand, and there's a chance of rain for the next few days with the wind shifting back against the fire's advance. Hopefully no lightning.

    Very sad about the Al Bahr lodge & other buildings burning down.

    I wish I could see a satellite image of the burn area. There are trails to the north of BLT & upper Noble that I'm curious about.
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    Fire is 40% contained, per Cal Fire Captain Mike Mohler.

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    Looks like it missed all of the trails except the Perfect Cycling Trail.
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    Noble has burned before, within the last decade. So, not too much fuel to burn on upper Noble Canyon trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    Looks like it missed all of the trails except the Perfect Cycling Trail.
    -Which should make it even more perfect......for cycling.
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