Pine Barrens rides (read rules before posting)

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by NJ-Bill, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    fires at PB? what’s the story?
  2. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    5,000 acres in Penn State. Hope Lucilles is OK!
  3. USMC_Engineer

    USMC_Engineer E-A-G-L-E-S

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    That’s terrible!

    Is it raining down there like it has been for the last few hrs up here near Philly? Hopefully it is so it can tamp down or put out the fire(s)...

    I had my bike ready to go yesterday but like a dumbass procrastinated and did other stuff thinking I’d ride today and woke up to the pouring rain...it’s only noon, I still have hope but it’s dwindling.
  4. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Rode by it earlier (and have to pass by again to get home).

    Route 72 is closed at Savoy Blvd South bound

    Chatsworth Barnegett Rd is closed at Hot Diggity Dog.

    Smoke was visible for miles and miles and smelled thick in Manchester.

    Edit- started raining there around 10:30-11:00 and was still raining lightly around 2 when I passed through again but road blocks still in place.
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  5. JerseyJeeper

    JerseyJeeper Pine Dog

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    We had ashes landing in the backyard in Jackson, smelled bad. I thought it was local until I saw the news... WOW, can't believe it traveled that far.
  6. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    I smelled it in Asbury yesterday.
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  7. T100-SC

    T100-SC Ride Old Bikes

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    Sandy Lane Enduro, starting in Greenbank, south of Chatsworth...cancelled.
  8. JerseyJeeper

    JerseyJeeper Pine Dog

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    Looks like they changed their minds on who/what started the fire.

    First it was controlled burning, now not:
    https://nj1015.com/new-jersey-forest-fire-caused-by-humans-dep-says/



    -----Original Message-----
    From: depnews@dep.state.nj.us [mailto:depnews@dep.state.nj.us] On Behalf Of Hoover, Debra
    Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:40 PM
    To: depnews@listserv.state.nj.us
    Subject: DEP Release: Spring Hill Wildfire in Pinelands Reaches 100 Percent Containment


    ________________________________


    IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 1, 2019

    Contact: Caryn Shinske (609) 984-1795
    Lawrence Hajna (609) 292-2994

    SPRING HILL WILDFIRE IN PINELANDS REACHES 100 PERCENT CONTAINMENT

    (19/P22) TRENTON - A wildfire that consumed 11,638 acres of lands in the Pinelands region of New Jersey is fully contained and all roads around the fire are open, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today.

    The fire, one of the largest in recent New Jersey history, occurred Saturday in a remote section of Penn State Forest, in Burlington County. The cause is under investigation. Fire officials today announced they have ruled out prescribed burning, power lines and lightning as causes, but seek the public's help in providing information about the fire. All tips will be kept confidential and may be called in to New Jersey State Police Detective Sgt. Shaun Georggson at the Tuckerton barracks, (609) 296-3132.

    There were no injuries, property damage or evacuations.

    "The Department of Environmental Protection, State Police and our municipal partners did an outstanding job controlling the Spring Hill wildfire to ensure the safety of our residents," Governor Phil Murphy said. "I commend the brave men and women of the Forest Fire Service who responded quickly to minimize the spread of the fire's expansion through the Pinelands."

    The fire is 100 percent contained, meaning there is a perimeter around the fire to stop its forward progress. Deeming the fire under control means there is some burning occurring inside the perimeter, but the exterior of the fire should not expand. Firefighters will continue to monitor the situation to make sure that no fire embers escape the perimeter.

    Commissioner McCabe surveyed the area by helicopter this morning and met with Forest Fire Service officials for updates.

    "The fire is 100 percent contained and the crews on the ground have done terrific work," Commissioner McCabe said. "The Forest Fire Service has been working around the clock all weekend to safeguard the areas around the fire. This fire could have been much worse had it not been for the critical work the Forest Fire Service does throughout the year using prescribed burns to eliminate fuels that can cause wildfires."

    Prescribed burns help reduce forest fire risk before prime wildfire season, which is typically in April and May in New Jersey. At that time of year fallen leaves, branches and twigs are abundant, daylength increases, humidity can be low, and it is often warm and windy. Those weather conditions coupled with lack of new leaf growth makes forest debris more susceptible to the drying effects of wind and sun.

    "Prescribed burns are one of our most important tools in reducing wildfire risk throughout New Jersey," Forest Fire Service Firewarden Greg McLaughlin said. "In no way did prescribed burning contribute to this fire, which remains under investigation."

    The Cedar Bridge and Apple Pie Hill fire towers detected smoke Saturday afternoon and immediately began dispatching units to fight the blaze, which spread quickly. A combination of firefighting techniques and changing weather conditions throughout the weekend helped firefighters reach containment status.

    The State Fire Marshal, the State Park Police, New Jersey State Police and Burlington County Prosecutor's Office are assisting the Forest Fire Service with the investigation.

    To learn more about wildfires in New Jersey, steps to protect property, and other resources, visit https://

    Follow the DEP on Twitter @NewJersey DEP.

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  9. JerseyJeeper

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    :(
  10. Sky2adam

    Sky2adam Been here awhile

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    That’s three for three on last minute changes/postponement/cancellation on this years enduro schedule

    Let’s keep arguing about pictures

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  11. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    65 degrees tomorrow in the Pine Barrens.
    Anyone want to do a little retiree/hooky ride, avoiding the fire areas in Penn State?
    How about Pakim Pond at 10:00 a.m.
    Kinder/gentler legal stuff, of course, and no pictures!
    Let me know if anyone can make it. I'll be on the little Honda.
  12. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    What a spectacular day to be retired and have a little 250cc bike to play with in the 100 acre wood.
    Ebbanflood joined me at Pakim Pond to explore a little BB and Wharton. Even got to follow a little track that Jack Splash "lent" me that wandered nicely through the Whitesbog cranberry bogs. It was beautiful in there. They had just graded everything, so it was nice and soft and interesting. All legal roads that were on my GPS.
    No pictures here, but a legal public space picture can be seen on the NY Metro Duck thread. We did about three hours and 75 miles (25 mph, bro!).
    65 degrees. No wind in the woods. Not a cloud in the sky. Priceless!
  13. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    Pictures or it never happened...
    That's the rule.


    Eastern shore cypress barrens..
    Maryland.
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  14. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Hey, did you get a new bike?

    :hide
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  15. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    We gonna go over this again?


    Got a matching pair now.
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  16. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    Ron is that a new bike? Is it a Beta or one of them Honda things.
  17. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    It's so much "beta" than a Honda.
  18. dstutz

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    For the newbs out there...just cause it's on a GPS doesn't mean it's a legal road. The Batona Trail, for instance, shows up on mine and that is 100% not legal to ride: "The Batona Trail is designed for hiking, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing (weather permitting)" So not even horse people/bikes are supposed to be on that one. What sort of sucks/is somewhat confusing is that trail in particular does share the road in a lot of places.
  19. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    I should have been clearer. My GPS, with topo maps, will re-route on named roads. It doesn’t go on single track. Also, the Batona trail and other hiking trails are marked “no motorized vehicles".
    But yes, as you know, you can’t always trust your GPS. If it tells you to make a right turn into a lake, don’t!:-)
  20. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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