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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! High Park Fire

    denverpost.com : High Park Fire in Larimer County grows from 50 acres to 200 in half hour

    Fast growing fire west of Loveland and Ft. Collins.

    From Estes it looks like a giant thundercloud building to the north.

    I hope everyone stays safe and this is under control as soon as possible.

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    Looks pretty bad from East of FC too. Best wishes to anybody affected and those involved with the fire fighting

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    I was up on Springbrook, doing the usual. I got to the big meadow, turned around to get a pic of some riders coming through and WTF? Another fire? Why not. Hottest day of the year, like clockwork A New Fire! Lightning, downed power line, human caused...who knows at this point.

    The first pic is early on. By the time I got home it had exploded in size.
    Last edited by xcguy; 06-20-2012 at 04:56 AM.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
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    Looks like a mushroom cloud from FoCo... 2000+ acres already

    InciWeb the Incident Information System: High Park Fire

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    0% contained, 5-6 miles north of Bobcat Ridge, lots of artillery on it, flyin over all day.

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    View looking out the backdoor of the shop. Jealous of you fellows who got to snap your pictures while on a ride rather than at work


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    Gee, another fire in Colorado.



    Really? Who gives a flying f!ck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    Gee, another fire in Colorado.



    Really? Who gives a flying f!ck?
    I ride those trails that are burning, so ya, I care. Even if it weren't for my personal attachment to the place, fire is a pretty fascinating phenomenon.

    EDIT: Being concerned for the trails is a bit petty I realize. My best thoughts go out to everyone living up there who has lost their home or are at risk of it.

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    [QUOTE=DanD;9394688]I ride those trails that are burning, so ya, I care. Even if it weren't for my personal attachment to the place, fire is a pretty fascinating phenomenon.

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    [QUOTE=MarketingMTB;9394727]
    Quote Originally Posted by DanD View Post
    I ride those trails that are burning, so ya, I care. Even if it weren't for my personal attachment to the place, fire is a pretty fascinating phenomenon.
    Fire is a normal phenomenon in Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarketingMTB View Post

    Fire is a normal phenomenon in Colorado.
    I'm not claiming that it isn't. It's something that I think is interesting and I'm glad there are other people on this site that brought up discussion about it, especially as it's relevant because I'm curious how the trails in that area will be effected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarketingMTB View Post

    Fire is a normal phenomenon in Colorado.
    Mountain biking is a normal phenomenon in Colorado.

    Shut the whole site down.

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    Winds have picked up and it keeps growing towards the east.
    Hoping they can get a hold on this before it continues to burn into more populated areas.

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    I nabbed a few shots of the sunset and the fire tonight. Flames are now visible from rotary park. Hopefully someone with better camera skills than my self was able to capture what I saw, OBD, you out there? Until then, here's what I got:

    At times during the sunset, the smoke entirely blocked out the sun.


    This one was taken from rotary park, 1 mile from my apartment as the crow flies. I estimate the fire is ~6 miles from my door. Luckily there's a lake in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD View Post
    I nabbed a few shots of the sunset and the fire tonight. Flames are now visible from rotary park. Hopefully someone with better camera skills than my self was able to capture what I saw, OBD, you out there? Until then, here's what I got:

    At times during the sunset, the smoke entirely blocked out the sun.


    This one was taken from rotary park, 1 mile from my apartment as the crow flies. I estimate the fire is ~6 miles from my door. Luckily there's a lake in the way.
    I took some crappy cell phone pics of it that aren't really worth uploading. I didn't know there was another fire and went and rode pineridge and maxwell this evening, admiring how crazy the "clouds" looked during sunset. Got to the top of Maxwell and got the whole story. There was also a decent size crowd of people in the parking lot up top, taking photos and observing. Live on the westside of town, smells pretty strong now but the wind appears to have died down.

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    6am Sunday sunrise

    Don't smell any smoke here in Westminster.

    edit: wind just shifted. Yup, smoke in the air.

    From Larimer County Emergency:

    5:55 AM - Jun 10

    474 evacuation notices for the High Park Fire have been sent to residents in areas south and west of Bellvue to include the Lory State Park area, the Redstone Canyon area and Buckhorn Road up to the Stove Prairie School. Residents in this evacuation area need to evacuate to the McKee building on The Ranch property at I25 and Crossroads Blvd. Use the south entrance and park in the first gravel lot. Officals with the Red Cross will be there.

    150 evacuation notices have been sent to residents from CR27E to Bellvue for the High Park Fire.
    This follows the 177 notifications sent last night for Poudre Canyon from MM111 to MM118 on Highway 14. The entire Poudre Canyon from Stove Prairie Road to Ted's Place at Highway 287 is under mandatory evacuation.

    Highway 14 is closed from Ted's Place to Stove Prairie Road. Visitors should avoid this area.

    Evacuation center is Cache La Poudre Middle School in Laporte.

    Large animals and livestock can be taken to the Ranch at I-25 & Crossroads Blvd. Smaller animals and pets may be taken to Larimer Humane Society.
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    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    There is ash all over my car and around my house this morning here in old town Fort Collins.

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    Probably a dumb question, but it wouldnt be smart to go riding anywhere in the fort collins area right now, due to all the smoke you'd be breathing in. Would everyone agree on that?

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    Probably right, not the best idea to inhale all that smoke if you don't have to.

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    My son lives in north Loveland and we have shared many great rides Bobcat, Hewletts, Lory, Maxwell and Backbone. My thoughts go out to folks out there in the fire zone.

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    I had planned an early morning ride from home to HTMP, North to Lory, East to Shoreline and Maxwell and then home. I walked outside around 6am and the smoke was pretty thick and saw some ash in the air so I figured it wouldn't be good for the lungs. Plus I think Lory might be shutdown and HTMP could be as well for all I know.

    It would have been a nice ride with the great cool weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandy View Post
    fire is a pretty fascinating phenomenon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrydogs View Post
    I had planned an early morning ride from home to HTMP, North to Lory, East to Shoreline and Maxwell and then home. I walked outside around 6am and the smoke was pretty thick and saw some ash in the air so I figured it wouldn't be good for the lungs. Plus I think Lory might be shutdown and HTMP could be as well for all I know.

    It would have been a nice ride with the great cool weather.
    I think the Backbone should be fine without smoke. The wind is coming from the SW so the smoke in theory shouldn't make it's way there. That's where I'm heading. I hit the Good Guys car show yesterday at the Ranch. It was a good time although $18 is a bit steep for admission. I figure a ride today will make for a good weekend. My thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by this fire.
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    We were evacuated this morning from North of Masonville via reverse 911 call and Fire Marshall. The parking lot was closed at HTMP as we drove by about 6:30am

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    This really sucks, and it's only June. You guys be safe up there.

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    Not sure how, but even with the winds out of the south, we've got a strong smell of fire down here in the Springs. Unless we're smelling the AZ fires....

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Not sure how, but even with the winds out of the south, we've got a strong smell of fire down here in the Springs. Unless we're smelling the AZ fires....
    From where I'm at it looks like a little of the smoke is sticking around right at the base of the foothills and even moving south along them

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    Looks like the top of Young's burned. That's a big GD fire. Be safe out there.
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    Just got back from riding Backbone to Indian Summer and back. Smoke wasn't noticeable at first, but definitely felt it by the end of the ride. Still a good ride, great weather this morning.

    Drove back to the Fort via Masonville, and HTMP was closed when we drove by. That was our original plan this morning. Glad we stayed away. Even if it was open, it looked to be a cloud of smoke over the park

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpramick View Post
    Just got back from riding Backbone to Indian Summer and back. Smoke wasn't noticeable at first, but definitely felt it by the end of the ride. Still a good ride, great weather this morning.

    Drove back to the Fort via Masonville, and HTMP was closed when we drove by. That was our original plan this morning. Glad we stayed away. Even if it was open, it looked to be a cloud of smoke over the park
    Thanks for the ride report. I was planning a 4:00 pm ride at the Backbone. But it's not worth it to me to be inhaling that crap.
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    11:33 AM - Jun 10

    High Park Fire is now at 14,000 acres with 0% contained.

    Residents on County Road 29C and McMurray Ranch Road are being asked to prepare for a possible evacuation. This is not an actual evacuation, however, if fire conditions worsen, they may be told to evacuate. 33 notifications sent.

    Containment goals for today include attempting to contain fire within the following boundaries:

    North of Buckhorn Road
    East of Pingree Park Road
    South of Highway 14
    West of Boyd Gulch/Redstone Canyon

    Highway 14 has road blocks at

    Rustic (residents only)
    Walden (gate is closed)
    Stove Prairie (no access)
    Ted's Place (residents only if they live below MM118).
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    4:44 PM - Jun 10

    An evacuation order has been issued for the area North of County Road 38E, from Horsetooth Reservoir to Redstone Canyon to Lory State park. 326 emergency notifications were sent.

    An evacuation shelter has been set up at Cache La Poudre Middle School, large animals and livestock can be taken to the Ranch at I25/Crossroads, and small domestic animals can be taken to the Larimer County Humane Society.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    My wife and I went for a short road ride around 3:00 from the central Fort Collins. The wind really kicked up while we were out and the smoke plume north of down got darker and started expanding toward the south. They've really got a tough battle with this one.

    Been watching twitter--latest word is that it jumped across the Poudre Canyon Hwy.

    They're now evacuating all of the HTMP area north of 38E between the reservoir and redstone canyon. Also Bonner Peaks up near Livermore and Crystal Mountain up near where the fire started.

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    This is ugly. The best official info I can find is from the Larimer Sheriff's office and posted here:
    Larimer County Emergency Information
    It looks like they will have a level 1 fire team (the top category) on the fire by tomorrow.

    I was going to tune into KUNC for more, but they are off the air as the fire is threatening the transmitter site. The web coverage looks good, though: KUNC | Community Radio for Northern Colorado

    This reminds me too much, coincidentally, of coming back from Estes and seeing the plume for the 4-Mile fire a couple summers back. The Heyman fire anniversary has also been in the news a lot.

    Keep safe, everyone.

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    5:28 PM - Jun 10

    An evacuation order has been issued for the Crystal Mountain area including Crystal Mountain Road and the Upper Buckhorn. The burning pattern of the High Park Fire could potentially cut off exit routes for residents in this area and they should leave now while the roads are still passable. 24 notifications were sent.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    7:51 PM - Jun 10

    An evacuation order has been sent to residents south of CR38E on the south side of Horsetooth. This evacuation order has been issued for the area south of County Road 38E from Gindler Ranch Road west to Milner Ranch Road. The High Park Fire is moving rapidly in this direction (325 Notifications were sent).

    This evacuation includes the Canyon Grill where many of us meet after local rides. The neighborhood behind the restaurant / above the Blue Sky trail head and the neighborhood across from the HTMP upper lot is also included in this evacuation. This is hitting close to home with the homes of several friends and my daughters' classmates included this time.

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    According the news conference that just ended, it's now 20,000 acres, 0% contained. Sheriff says it's pushing north, east and south.

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    It's impossible to tell how huge this thing is from my house in town, so I snapped these pics today on my way back from a job out east.

    I was wondering if Ft. Collins was even going to be there when I got back.







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    Looks like it is going to be a long night. I hope everybody stays safe.

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    Be safe everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave View Post
    It's impossible to tell how huge this thing is from my house in town, but I snapped these pics today on my way back from a job out east.

    I was wondering if Ft. Collins was even going to be there when I got back.







    I was wondering when you'd show up! You always have some beautiful shots, except this time you really captured the ugly.

    "I was wondering if Ft. Collins was even going to be there when I got back." - if we didn't have that gigantic body of water hovering above us 24/7 I'd be starting to worry too. Like sgltrak said, this is getting too close to home. Wishing everyone who was evacuated and the firefighters the best, this is getting crazy.

    I was looking today at the relationship of the smoke cloud to Horsetooth Mountain and thought "no, it can't have grown that big." This thing is definitely moving in all directions. I'm off of Overland and there may as well be a wood burning stove in my bedroom.
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    Scary stuff, best of luck to the firefighters and residents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llama View Post
    According the news conference that just ended, it's now 20,000 acres, 0% contained. Sheriff says it's pushing north, east and south.
    But it doesn't give a lot of confidence when "The Gov" says there's 1/3rd of the entire US Heavy Firefighting Equipment working the scene and then hear the Sheriff say " There's no hope of containment, Mother Nature's in the drivers seat and all we can do is try to get people out of her way"

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    This evenings view from my house, and to make this even scarier for the photo savvy, these are shot with my 12-24 lens at 12mm, as wide angle as I can go.




    And like you, I've had to seal all my widows against the wind. This was taken just as the smoke moved in this evening.


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    I'm out on the west end of mulberry almost to overland. This thing is scary I am just waiting for the cops to bang on my door and tell me it get out. I road the motorcycle to work tonight and the ash was so thick on my visor by the time I got in to town I could hardly see out of it. After watching it blowup from bingom hill last night Fort Collins could be in real danger.

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    Now 37,000 acres and growing. More evacuation notices. Someone above linked us to the InciWeb website and here it is again. Updated just a few minutes ago.

    InciWeb the Incident Information System: High Park Fire

    I think this link gets overwhelmed with hits because it's periodically unavailable.
    Last edited by xcguy; 06-11-2012 at 07:05 AM.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser View Post
    I'm out on the west end of mulberry almost to overland. This thing is scary I am just waiting for the cops to bang on my door and tell me it get out. I road the motorcycle to work tonight and the ash was so thick on my visor by the time I got in to town I could hardly see out of it. After watching it blowup from bingom hill last night Fort Collins could be in real danger.
    We stayed with friends in this area last night and i was thinkin the same thing. smoke was thick. Scary close to Fort Collins. Heard some emergency chatter last night on scannet about fire in HTMP.

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    SW FtC sunset

    I live in the neighborhood SW of JJ's there at Taft/Harmony. The road this morning was blocked by a white unmarked Suburban heading west, with a full road block 1/3 mile further west by the Fox Hills neighborhood.

    Looks like the feds are here now. I saw 20-30 F-350's loaded and rolling south down Taft, so some reinforcement is here it appears.

    Here are some pics I took last night. It's surreal. We have friends that live 200 yards from the Lory entrance that thankfully had some time to pack, but to think 16 hours earlier Saturday morning we were doing trail work and had a Niner demo at Lory seems crazy to me.

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    Wow sounds like it is getting close to town. Pretty scary.

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    Bad news...it's burning in Lory for sure now. You can see smoke on the east side hill between the neighborhood and Timber.
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    Holy crap. Either the winds shifted or the fire has picked up. Now I can barely see the foot hills from my office in Lakewood near Golden. It wasn't this bad a couple hours ago.

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    I just saw the burn map on the Larimer page and it's right on the edge of the foothills. Crap!

    I just went to the Broomfield airport to get some shots of the air tankers but they were all out.
    The wind was howling from the south. That would mean it was smoke free here because it was blowing the High Park smoke to the north, right?

    Well, it's pouring smoke up from the south, probably from New Mexico (the Gila fire is something like 280,000 acres) or some new one close by. Who knows, but it's ugly out there.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Inciweb perimeter map is grossly obsolete. Here is the latest I have found: http://blackicegeospatial.com/images...k_20120611.jpg. Where active, the fire boundary is growing at a rate of 40 feet per minute with crowns up to 300 feet.
    Ok, here's the deal. I have a hangover. Who knows what that means?

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    Southernmost smoke appears to be burning on the Timber Trail in Lory State Park.

    Photo from MTBR user Pulser
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Southernmost smoke appears to be burning on the Timber Trail in Lory State Park.

    Photo from MTBR user Pulser
    Damn! Sad day!

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    Frack. here's a pic a coworking just took from his house off overland
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    Once the fire crests the foothills and starts down, don't the trees clear out and it's just grass at that point? Meaning, maybe easier to drop a couple of loads of flame retardant in a line to stop the grass fire or am I dreaming?
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Sort of a moot point in this area. There's only about a half mile of grassland til it reaches the reservoir. But the upper mountains in Lory and HTMP have so much fuel to burn it's likely to all be toast by tomorrow. With no structures to protect in between, I think they're building fire lines on N and S ends of the parks. Larimer County did do a lot of mitigation in HTMP the past 2 years to clear beetle kill. Unfortunately, we'll probably get to see how effective that was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcrider View Post
    Sort of a moot point in this area. There's only about a half mile of grassland til it reaches the reservoir. But the upper mountains in Lory and HTMP have so much fuel to burn it's likely to all be toast by tomorrow. With no structures to protect in between, I think they're building fire lines on N and S ends of the parks. Larimer County did do a lot of mitigation in HTMP the past 2 years to clear beetle kill. Unfortunately, we'll probably get to see how effective that was.
    With the crown burning and the winds that have been pretty much constant, I don't think it will have any effect. Hearing that it is in already in Lory, I don't hold much hope at all.

    Very depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    Just heard Rist Canyon pretty much burned out most of the structures. I'm afraid the wolf sanctuary is toast and there were still quite a few that weren't evacuated up there.
    Bummer! I met one of the wolves during a campfire program over Memorial Day Weekend. Very cool animal. Hope he made it out.
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    Just heard Rist Canyon pretty much burned out most of the structures. I'm afraid the wolf sanctuary is toast and there were still quite a few that weren't evacuated up there.

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    I was just talking about the wolf sanctuary yesterday. If they weren't all evacuated I'd turn 'em loose if it was up to me.
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    Looking at the updated map, it appears the entirety of the Young's Gulch trail is also torched. Dreadful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocavaak View Post
    I was just talking about the wolf sanctuary yesterday. If they weren't all evacuated I'd turn 'em loose if it was up to me.
    They are reporting that the ones they couldn't get out have concrete fire dens under ground. So let's hope they used them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Southernmost smoke appears to be burning on the Timber Trail in Lory State Park.

    Photo from MTBR user Pulser
    It has crossed that ridge and is continuing south. If this keeps up hoursetooth will be toast by tomorrow morning.

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    Not that it's more important than people homes/lives etc. but if this keeps up every good trail system in the FoCo area going to look like Bobcat Ridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIVER29 View Post
    Not that it's more important than people homes/lives etc. but if this keeps up every good trail system in the FoCo area going to look like Bobcat Ridge
    Bobcat / Ginny is an awesome trail, but eerily dead. Its truly un-believable that our daily go to trail systems are going up in flames, and may be similar very shortly.

    Our street (mountain and sheilds) was extremely hazy last night. This is super sad.

    We might need to get a big crew together to clean the trail systems up in the next few months.
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    I'm sorry bros. Any word on a cause? I heard on the radio in Denver speculation that it was lighting. I think the smoke I'm seeing from my office in the Denver area is coming from New Mexico. The smoke came in thick when the winds started coming out of the south east and now seems to be less thick after winds started coming out of the south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    I'm sorry bros. Any word on a cause? I heard on the radio in Denver speculation that it was lighting. I think the smoke I'm seeing from my office in the Denver area is coming from New Mexico. The smoke came in thick when the winds started coming out of the south east and now seems to be less thick after winds started coming out of the south.
    Officially they are still thinking lighting, but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Unofficially, I've heard rumors of fireworks, and several people have told me they thought it started via a bonfire at a Mishuawka after party (not a the Mish but somewhere a group was partying afterward). We'll see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIVER29 View Post
    Officially they are still thinking lighting, but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Unofficially, I've heard rumors of fireworks, and several people have told me they thought it started via a bonfire at a Mishuawka after party (not a the Mish but somewhere a group was partying afterward). We'll see!
    I heard the local rumor that it was started on private property via a man made fire. I also agree that lightning is un-likely, unless the fire was slow in its initial growth form the electrical storm we had on Thursday.

    Any word on the Mish? I wonder if that place is ok since Youngs is only a couple miles away.
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    interesting stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn hack View Post
    And that link doesn't work.

    And now it does.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    And that link doesn't work.
    Are you sure?

    It is a pdf of a map containing structures and lot information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerdonian View Post
    I heard the local rumor that it was started on private property via a man made fire. I also agree that lightning is un-likely, unless the fire was slow in its initial growth form the electrical storm we had on Thursday.

    Any word on the Mish? I wonder if that place is ok since Youngs is only a couple miles away.
    It was still standing as of this morning but looking at the map of the burning area it won't have to move very far north to be right on top of it.

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    More maps:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn hack View Post
    Are you sure?

    It is a pdf of a map containing structures and lot information.
    Looks like you got that from this:
    Colorado wildfire: High Park Fire near Fort Collins devours 37,000 acres - Colorado Daily

    good find!

    100 building/structures so far, thoughts and prayers go out to those with homes up in the canyon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn hack View Post
    Are you sure?

    It is a pdf of a map containing structures and lot information.
    Yeah. At first it said "server not found" but now it's loading up as a pdf map that you can zoom in on and see the property addresses in the burned areas and areas that escaped. Pretty chilling data there. And I bet the eastern boundary is even more to the east by now. Thanks.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.welby View Post
    More maps:

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    High Park Fire and Evacuation Map (running slow at the moment)
    Thanks for that linky but it was last updated 6/10 in the evening.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerdonian View Post
    Looks like you got that from this:
    Colorado wildfire: High Park Fire near Fort Collins devours 37,000 acres - Colorado Daily

    good find!

    100 building/structures so far, thoughts and prayers go out to those with homes up in the canyon.
    Watching that Live Video of the helicopter scooping who knows how many gallons, then flying into the smoke, it's like trying to put out that fire with a tablespoon.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    This fire is just pure crazy. If it heads south a few more miles, just about every trail in Fort Collins will be burned, sad. The 1st two photos are from in front of my house, 1st was Saturday, next was Sunday, third was an hour ago, top of Maxwell, looking at Lory. I hope they can get this one under control soon, Couple of really good friends have already been evac'd, one of them probably lost everything, the others are just hoping the fire does not head south towards Masonville.
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    Some of the best memories I have are rides on those trails - damn. I know it sounds selfish, but that is my backyard.
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    live Q&A right now (looks like its over):
    Colorado wildfire: High Park fire near Fort Collins devours 37,000 acres - Colorado Daily

    Confirmed lighting strike was the cause.

    Update: Another update will be televised around 8:00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerdonian View Post
    live Q&A right now (looks like its over):
    Colorado wildfire: High Park fire near Fort Collins devours 37,000 acres - Colorado Daily

    Confirmed lighting strike was the cause.

    Update: Another update will be televised around 8:00

    Guerdonian, I was a firefighter for 20 years living on the north coast of California, and I can say that with lighting strikes they can skunk around for a few days before they explode. I spent many nights chasing strikes out here in the back country.

    The last time I rode Hewlett's with my son 2 month's ago, I could not believe the amount of beetle kill there. The only good thing about fire is that it will kill and heal the forest.

    I am sad for the loss of some of my favorite trails, but more I am sad for the loss of peoples lives and property.

    My thoughts are with all of you there.

    Thanks to all of you for the updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    <snip> The only good thing about fire is that it will kill and heal the forest.
    This.

    I am sad for the loss of some of my favorite trails, but more I am sad for the loss of peoples lives and property.

    My thoughts are with all of you there.
    And this.

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    I first saw the smoke at 11am under a basically cloudless sky. Lightning? What lightning? Well, lightning from a few days previous obviously.
    Last edited by xcguy; 06-20-2012 at 04:53 AM.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    This is looking across Horsetooth Reservoir. The saddle at the top of Timber is engulfed. It looks like the higher homes North of Lory are right in the burn zone. Lots of air support being deployed in Redstone Canyon.
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    Watched the aircraft flying back and forth between the fire and Broomfield while eating dinner. Reminded me of this website showing local air traffic:

    WebTrak: Denver International Airport
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Sounds like they hit it right up until the sun went down. Very little wind so I bet they dumped while they could. Sweet photos, BTW.
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    awesome photos obd and thanks for sharing!

    Last I heard 41,000 acres, still 0% contained, but making progress on the NE side so that is promising.

    We were watching lightning late Thursday night, all Friday home and saw nothing until Saturday. So wild the way it festered, then blew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    Gee, another fire in Colorado.



    Really? Who gives a flying f!ck?
    obviously not idiot trolls like you
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    Currently in SE FoCo near Harmony and Timberline and now that the sun is down I can see flames. So sad.

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