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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Western SM Mtns on Fire

    I am looking for a fire map, but from what I gather the Sycamore Cyn area is burning. Reports as of 11am are saying area south west of Potrero Rd. to PCH are being evacuated. We where riding there recently and the brush and grasses looked like what we've traditionally seen in August and September - very dry.

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    Yerba Buena road to Los Posas road along PCH may be closed at any moment - KNX1070 news.
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    I'm keeping my eye on this map: Map: Southern California fires - latimes.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    I'm keeping my eye on this map: Map: Southern California fires - latimes.com
    Thanks "Zero", good map. Looks like things are just to the NW of Sycamore Cyn proper.
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    Almost 0% humidity in May.. Dos vientos evacuated

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    Western SM Mtns on Fire

    Fire just jumped Ranch Center road and is headed down Wood Canyon rd in Pt. Mugu SP. Hope the winds turn quick!

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    4:17 p.m.: The fire is now burning in Wood Canyon in Point Mugu State Park.
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    4:06 p.m.: The fire is moving unchecked into Sycamore Canyon, but more air tankers are on their way.

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    Yeah, this is bad . . . over 6500 acres and 0% containment according to the news I'm watching. Winds have not yet turned to help.

    Sycamore trails are definitely in jeopardy if not already on fire.
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    It's closer to 9000

    Supposed to be windy and hot as hell again tomorrow. Hope it doesn't hop the 101 somehow

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    Real bummer.. Was planning to ride there tomorrow too. Hopefully they can get it contained and keep it from threatening any more homes. I hope the fire hasn't destroyed my favorite local trails too much..

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickSilverZ View Post
    Real bummer.. Was planning to ride there tomorrow too. Hopefully they can get it contained and keep it from threatening any more homes. I hope the fire hasn't destroyed my favorite local trails too much..
    Been wondering about you out there . . . hope its not too close to your place.
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    Looks like the fire burned down Sycamore Canyon to PCH and is now burning mostly south. I'll bet most if not all trails have been burned. It'll look like hell for a while, but the brush is adapted to fire and will come back remarkably quickly. My local trails in Palo Comado and Cheeseboro burned years ago, and the bushes were pretty much back to normal in a few years. For the trails, the biggest risk is probably erosion, so having the fire so far before the rainy season probably helps us. I'm sure they'll keep the area closed for a week or so while they mop up - but I'll be out there as soon as I can to see what it looks like. It'll be a different experience, but still a great place to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agoura_biker View Post
    Looks like the fire burned down Sycamore Canyon to PCH and is now burning mostly south.
    Hearing this on the 10pm news too. Man, I'm sure some great stuff has been lost. But, like you say, it will be back, and it will be different, and maybe better.

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    Looks like over 8K acres have burned and its currently about 10% contained. The wind advisories have been RE-instated this evening, and the temps are predicted to rise well above normal again tomorrow. As much as I hate that some great sections of trail have burned, its better than people's homes.

    I'll definitely be out there as soon as possible . . . glad I got in a couple rides out there this year so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Been wondering about you out there . . . hope its not too close to your place.
    Thanks, luckily I'm out of the danger zone. Just dealing with some smoke and ash.

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    10,000 acres now.
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    Maybe the wind won't pick up today..and we get rain early. They have to hike that and hack all the brush in the park

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    Chevy chase

    Another fire in Glendale ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Another fire in Glendale ..
    Just drove past it as it was getting started. It seemed like they were letting it burn at first but then it started little spot fires and it really stretched out. If Cherry Canyon or Verdugo Mountain burns up, I'm gonna go POSTAL!!!
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Quote Originally Posted by hawg View Post
    it seemed like they were letting it burn at first but then it started little spot fires and it really stretched out
    fock!! *been some 20 years since that stuff burned~Brand Park
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    Sounds like pretty much everything in sycamore has burned. I have a buddy who lives on the newbury park side of the trailhead and according to him, it's all gone.

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    Brutal!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    fock!! *been some 20 years since that stuff burned~Brand Park
    It's been burning up the hill on the East side of the freeway (2) but I think the boyz have a handle on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickSilverZ View Post
    Sounds like pretty much everything in sycamore has burned. I have a buddy who lives on the newbury park side of the trailhead and according to him, it's all gone.
    Yeah, I'm going to head out there first chance I get to check it out. Sounds like a disaster. Has Los Robles been affected at all?
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