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High Chisos sites closed

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2011, 07:52:28 PM »
I *heard* they got to the del Carmens, but it was so brief and sandwiched between so much other fire news I can't verify that.

 MDC & SDC got spared...barely. The rest of the mountain ranges: Del Burro, Sierra de Santa Rosa, Sierra Madre Oriental...chared completely.

 Many wildlife and fauna,completely wiped out due to the Wild Fires. There is a surmountable work ahead, for all the ranchers and Ejidatarios to bring it back on it's feet. It will take decades, to say the least..... :icon_frown:

  The Evergreen fire 747 jet is supposed to be doing wonders by now.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 09:33:47 PM »
I *heard* they got to the del Carmens, but it was so brief and sandwiched between so much other fire news I can't verify that.

 MDC & SDC got spared...barely. The rest of the mountain ranges: Del Burro, Sierra de Santa Rosa, Sierra Madre Oriental...chared completely.

 Many wildlife and fauna,completely wiped out due to the Wild Fires. There is a surmountable work ahead, for all the ranchers and Ejidatarios to bring it back on it's feet. It will take decades, to say the least..... :icon_frown:

  The Evergreen fire 747 jet is supposed to be doing wonders by now.

I just read the current estimates stand at 250,000 acres gone down there, I hope that jet is living up to it's promises. Less smoky at my Terlingua trailer today, hope that's a good sign for everyone down there.

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2011, 09:41:07 AM »
According to today's Daily Report, the Window Trail is now closed because of fire danger.
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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2011, 10:06:51 AM »
Well there goes my plan to climb Carter Peak next week.  gggrrrrrrrrrr  :angry:

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2011, 12:55:22 PM »
According to today's Daily Report, the Window Trail is now closed because of fire danger.

Yea, we figure  :eusa_think: it is closed due to the one way nature of the trail and no egress on getting out - if you were down towards the window and a power line got knocked over and burst into flames - it could make escape impossible... and of course fighting a fire in that confined space would be difficult at best.  Pretty soon, the entire basin will just be sealed off. 

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2011, 02:00:39 PM »
One would think they would close the Lost Mine trail... if a fire erupted there, it would shut off the only road leading into the Basin.

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011, 02:01:53 PM »
Today's dewpoint in the Basin  -3.8 F (that's minus) with a RH of about 6%

Seems there is no relief in sight.
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2011, 03:14:32 PM »
One would think they would close the Lost Mine trail... if a fire erupted there, it would shut off the only road leading into the Basin.

Won't be long before the entire park is "out of business" - "closed for the season"

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2011, 03:24:06 PM »
Please no.   :eusa_pray:


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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2011, 10:01:21 PM »
Extended forecast calls for no change...
The 10-day forecast shows a 30% chance of rain with scattered thunder storms on April 24:
http://www.weather.com/outlook/driving/interstate/tenday/79834

Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2011, 03:19:50 PM »
The 10-day forecast shows a 30% chance of rain with scattered thunder storms on April 24:
http://www.weather.com/outlook/driving/interstate/tenday/79834

Oooooo oooo ooo  :eusa_pray: That will be Easter day, and everyone will be outside in fancy clothes, thus increasing our chances!! If you live in the area, it is your duty to be outside on the 24th to taunt the clouds into giving up some rain.

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Offline justind145

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2011, 04:25:20 PM »
Hi All, first post here, just recently stumbled across this forum.  Planning a backpacking trip to either GUMO (Primary) or Big Bend starting May 6.  If the winds are too strong at GUMO we will be heading to big bend, that said, the plan is a 3 day 2 night trip in the High Chisos which are now obviously closed.  Thoughts on the use area opening and remaining opened around May 6?  Always like to have a backup :)

If not, suggestions on other areas to replace the high chisos with?

(coming from Houston btw)

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2011, 04:47:45 PM »
I wouldn't plan on going into the high Chisos and I'd have an alternate to GUMO.  The way New Mexico and Texas are burning up, won't be long before those are closed off.  Reopening is going to totally depend on mother nature providing some really good soaking rains.   

Pretty incredibile the number of fires burning in New Mexicio, Ole Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa
http://tinyurl.com/448sxnf

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Offline Karleen

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Re: High Chisos sites closed
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2011, 05:33:19 PM »
Praying for rain....for the whole state, too!  Last summer, end of June, we were in Big Bend when it rained! Tropical storm came up that way.  Climbed Emory Peak while it was cool, cloudy, & raining. My children kept saying, "Wow, we had to go to the desert to see rain!"  (We live in East Texas.... it's pretty dry here, too, this year and last year!)
So....perhaps when we go again this summer.... 
Altho we would love to see what it really looks like from Emory Peak!

 


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