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Re: Stupidity of Some People Concerning Fire Ban

Postby RoanMtnMan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:48 pm

Craig Cook wrote:Somewhat random question (or two): Can stage 3 fire bans go by county, or once it hits stage 3, is it automatically state-wide? And if there is a stage 3 ban in place, can peaks sitting on private property be hiked? I think I read that Sherman is owned by a mining company, and some of the DeCaLiBron peaks are privately owned as well. Would these peaks still be closed? I'm sure there are other examples of this as well (i.e. Culebra).


Yes, the bans can go by county or the governor can enact a statewide ban. Private property can still be accessed during a stage 3 ban but of course you would need permission. Opportunities to stay completely on private property and hiking 14ers are few and far between, Culebra would work though. I image it will be pretty darn busy this summer if we go to a stage 3 ban statewide.
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Re: Stupidity of Some People Concerning Fire Ban

Postby Craig Cook » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:57 pm

RoanMtnMan wrote:
Craig Cook wrote:Somewhat random question (or two): Can stage 3 fire bans go by county, or once it hits stage 3, is it automatically state-wide? And if there is a stage 3 ban in place, can peaks sitting on private property be hiked? I think I read that Sherman is owned by a mining company, and some of the DeCaLiBron peaks are privately owned as well. Would these peaks still be closed? I'm sure there are other examples of this as well (i.e. Culebra).


Yes, the bans can go by county or the governor can enact a statewide ban. Private property can still be accessed during a stage 3 ban but of course you would need permission. Opportunities to stay completely on private property and hiking 14ers are few and far between, Culebra would work though. I image it will be pretty darn busy this summer if we go to a stage 3 ban statewide.


Thanks. Sounds like if a stage 3 ban occurs within the next couple weeks, I'll be out of luck. Very small potatoes compared to the folks living out there, but it would still be a bummer. Since I'm being all Chicken Little, what non-hiking activities would everyone recommend? I see the Rockies play the Phillies on the 13th...
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Re: Stupidity of Some People Concerning Fire Ban

Postby ajkagy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:15 pm

I really have a hard time seeing there be a stage 3 ban since the impact on the economy would be huge. It all depends on if/when the monsoon comes.
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Re: Stupidity of Some People Concerning Fire Ban

Postby djkest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:23 pm

Craig Cook wrote:I'm especially worried about driving out there on July 8, just a few days after the Fourth of July. I can't imagine how many people will ignore the ban on fireworks and set who knows how many areas ablaze.


Rest easy. Despite the potential to cause a fire, there has never been a wildfire in Colorado that was known to be caused by fireworks (since they are generally used in urban areas).
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Re: Stupidity of Some People Concerning Fire Ban

Postby RoanMtnMan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:41 pm

Has there ever been a statewide stage III ban in CO? I read that some areas went under stage III restrictions in 2002 but I can't find any record of this ever happening statewide. If it is going to happen it would be this year I suspect. 7 of the state's 30 largest fires in history have already happened this year and it is only June. The extended forecast shows hot and dry with a chance of lightening.
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Re: Stupidity of Some People Concerning Fire Ban

Postby MonGoose » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:54 am

BTW, here is the aforementioned Trip Report from North Maroon Peak (shameless plug):

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=12158&cpgm=tripmain&ski=Include

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