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Postby Sean Kenney » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:41 pm

TacoDelRio wrote:For more accurate info, check the San Gabriel Forums. Matt Maxon makes up-to-date fire perimeter maps.


Hey. Haven't heard thet name in some time. I ran into Matt on the Stone Canyon tr on Lukens. He was making repairs to the trail following a fire that started in te Vogel Flat area. He directed me to his website for more infor on his work around the Mt. Guy's a saint for all he does.
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Postby fatdad » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:28 am

Today, the Angeles N.F. issued a closure of the "southern" portion of the national forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/news/20 ... sure.shtml

Granted the area their describing is pretty general, or I should say large, but can we assume that means the Baldy area as well?
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Postby Sam Page » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:16 am

From the Angeles National Forest website:

"The Station Fire Closure Area consists of all National Forest System lands within the Angeles National Forest south and east of California State Route 14 and California State Route 138."

I believe this means that the Mt. Baldy area is closed.
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Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:31 am

The Mt Baldy run to the top of Baldy on Labor Day looks like it is still on (as of now)
http://run2top.com

http://mtbaldy.com - has a phone number for the ski lifts near the bottom
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:43 pm

If this fire is truly arson, they can burn that person alive as far as I'm concerned. WTF is wrong with people?!?
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Postby Rob » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:07 am

An amazing view from the Mt. Wilson Towercam tonight, with the full moon and fire.


http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/towercam.htm
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Postby johnm » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:53 am

A tough account to read about the fallen firefighters

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_13282867

Condolences to the families of these brave men
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Postby johnm » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:41 pm

Fate of Strawberry Peak:

There is a web-cam on Josephine Peak that has been working on and off again the last few days. Attached are some still photos of the westerly view of Strawberry Peak from 09-06-09. They are small but you get the jist ( The 5:00 P.M. shot has the best lighting). If I see this correctly it appears the top of the west ridge before the class 3 and the summit have some chapperal / scrub that survived. Hopefully Colby Canyon has not suffered to greatly.

http://www.fsvisimages.com/saga2/24.html#
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:52 pm

Just heard the Mt. Baldy road is closed in case anyone is planning on going up there. It saved me a drive...
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Postby fatdad » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:58 pm

The phoned the Angeles National Forest yesterday to ask about the closure. While the southern Baldy area (near the village and ski area) are closed, the person on the phone told me the northern area (near Wrightwood) is open.
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:00 pm

fatdad wrote:The phoned the Angeles National Forest yesterday to ask about the closure. While the southern Baldy area (near the village and ski area) are closed, the person on the phone told me the northern area (near Wrightwood) is open.


The northern area? Doesn't the road end at the skilift? Do you mean ACH?
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Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:27 pm

I was at Manker Flats on Labor Day. The only people allowed on the trail were the runners and support group. All other cars were turned back by the forest staff. I talked to one of them who said the the area would be closed for at least another week.
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Postby fatdad » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:44 pm

Luciano136 wrote:
fatdad wrote:The phoned the Angeles National Forest yesterday to ask about the closure. While the southern Baldy area (near the village and ski area) are closed, the person on the phone told me the northern area (near Wrightwood) is open.


The northern area? Doesn't the road end at the skilift? Do you mean ACH?


Are we confusing ski areas? I'm talking the Baldy ski area, not Mt. High.
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:48 pm

fatdad wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:
fatdad wrote:The phoned the Angeles National Forest yesterday to ask about the closure. While the southern Baldy area (near the village and ski area) are closed, the person on the phone told me the northern area (near Wrightwood) is open.


The northern area? Doesn't the road end at the skilift? Do you mean ACH?


Are we confusing ski areas? I'm talking the Baldy ski area, not Mt. High.


Yep, me too. I see where I got confused though. I thought you meant the "northern part of the Mt. Baldy road near Wrightwood". I was like, huh?! But I'm sure you meant the northern San Gabriels near Wrightwood are open.
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