Sequoia National Forest report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by pcvance, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. montibank

    montibank Happy

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    Yall gotta change yer sotnf sales pitch to something like
    "Come ride with us, and strap this saw on yer bike, ya know just in case."

    I get to ride once a month at best and it comes down to trail maint or riding. But if you made it sound like 90% riding 10% maint I could convince myself. :p

    Looks like a good time, prolly about time I get out and lend a hand.
  2. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Mike, you know you are always welcome, better get the 530 in shape though, that 950 won't work in Sequoia.:lol3
  3. montibank

    montibank Happy

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    Hah... the 530 runs. I plan on truck n trailer riding it just as is for a while yet. I just wouldnt want to push it on any 120+ mile one way desert treks.

    The 950 gets a top end before the 530 will :p
  4. slowerthanu

    slowerthanu Been here awhile

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    thanks's i apreciate your hard work on the trails,now if we could get more riders to work it would spread the load.get well soon.
  5. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    I took a little ride in Sequoia yesterday, knobbies on asphalt up to just below Moro rock. The 450 had been sitting and needs to be ridden.
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    Check out the new Moose carbon fiber pipe guard and Seat Concepts seat.:evil Man I hate to take this virgin into the rocks... But soon I will.
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    Tunnel rock is now closed to four wheeled vehicles...
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    Crappy air quality today
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    The mighty 450 is running great!:wink: I can't wait to take it to the Sequoia rocks!
  6. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    How did your new silencer hold up :D
  7. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    It kicks ass!:lol3
  8. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    Someone revoke Happy's copy and paste buttons... :rofl
  9. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    :nod :topes
  10. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    was there fri sat w/wife!
    was alittle smoke Saturday morning:evil


    The Soda Fire burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest continued its spread towards the west over the weekend and grew to 1132 acres. Fire behavior continues to be of low to moderate intensity and largely confined to surface and ground fuels. No tree torching has been observed.
    Fire officials will continue to monitor the fire’s behavior and movement from a helicopter. With steep terrain with no road access no structures with immediate threat from the fire and anticipated growth there is not a need to insert ground resources and risk injuries to firefighters. Wet pockets of fuel on the ground will continue to smolder and emit smoke which will likely drift down into the canyons at night. Nearby communities should expect to smell smoke from the Soda Fire.
    Smoke from wildfires can pose health concerns for the public. Residents are encouraged to visit the “Protect Yourself from Smoke” website for smoke protection information at www.cdc.gov/Features/Wildfires/


    Basic Information

    <TABLE class=data cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 summary="This table displays basic incident information."> <TBODY> <TR> <TH class=cell0 style="WIDTH: 30%" scope=row>Incident Type</TH> <TD class=cell3>Wildfire</TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Cause</TH> <TD class=cell2>Undetermined</TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Location</TH> <TD class=cell2>20 miles east of Springville, CA</TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Incident Commander</TH> <TD class=cell2>Ron Salazar Brenda Diaz-t</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Current Situation

    <TABLE class=data cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 summary="This table displays the situation information."> <TBODY> <TR> <TH class=cell0 style="WIDTH: 30%" scope=row>Total Personnel</TH> <TD class=cell3>20</TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Size</TH> <TD class=cell2>1,132 acres</TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Fuels Involved</TH> <TD class=cell2> Timber and some brush
    </TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Fire Behavior</TH> <TD class=cell2> Fire growth slowly continues, mostly on the west side of the fire.
    </TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Significant Events</TH> <TD class=cell2> The fire was monitored by air. Recon and mapping missions were completed for updating incident intelligence.
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Outlook

    <TABLE class=data cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 summary="This table displays outlook information."> <TBODY> <TR> <TH class=cell0 style="WIDTH: 30%" scope=row>Planned Actions</TH> <TD class=cell3> Continue to monitor the fire behavior by air.
    </TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Growth Potential</TH> <TD class=cell2> Moderate
    </TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Terrain Difficulty</TH> <TD class=cell2> Extreme
    </TD></TR> <TR> <TH class=cell1 scope=row>Remarks</TH> <TD class=cell2> Fire continues to grow to the west through surface and ground fuels. Officials anticipate additional growth until we get precipitation, hopefully soon. The fire is surrounded by either patchy snow and more open areas to the north, south, east, and west.
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


    sorry bout my previous post- after posting it would not allow me to edit OR nuke-FIXED
  11. pcvance

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    Nice fix Scotty!:D you can have your copy & paste buttons back.

    This sounds like a "good" fire, burn off the ground fuels without torching trees.:wink:
  12. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    ahh, thanks, was hoping I got them back soon, it must be the lack of riding (6 weeks now) :puke1

    on a sad :cry note:

    the El Jacalito Resturant in Kernville is gone :cry:cry:cry went out of business they said :huh
    one less place to eat now

    also Ewings on the Kern had a for sale sign out- also closed :eek1

    they better get that damn DAM started/finished soon before we loose the whole place:deal
  13. junglemototours

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    El Jacalito in Isabella (and Lamont) still open :clap
    The lady had it waiting for me the other weekend but it was cold 'cause I was late coming off the mountain :cry
    Lots of smoke coming down the canyon that weekend......
  14. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Strange, RAZR said there are no paved roads past Bako. :lol3
  15. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    RAZR needs to get out more.:lol3
  16. HAPPYTRAILSINC

    HAPPYTRAILSINC single track rider

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    you..................................... running late :huh NEVER



    was :eek1 for u this last weekend up there , didnot see 1 motorcycle all weekend, street or dirt :huh
  17. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    pfffft.... I ride every weekend. :fyyff
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    Some places don't count. :deal

    Who listens to Razr anyways? :huh
  19. junglemototours

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  20. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    The gates are closed. Sequoia is CLOSED FOR WINTER!

    Sorry Jungle.:cry