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Grayrock group -- torched

Postby RyanSchilling » Wed May 16, 2012 4:45 pm

Such a shame, that is a gorgeous area. Looks like four of the six peaks in that group are on fire.

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2863/
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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby Derek » Wed May 16, 2012 4:52 pm

This really sucks.

From the map, looks like UN6740, UN7309, UN7180 are covered and Aiguelle de Greyrock (left side in your image) is about to go down. I recall lots and lots (and lots) of brush when hiking those peaks, so it probably will be tough to contain.

I still consider Aiguelle de Greyrock a hidden gem of a peak, too bad the views from the summit will be soured for a while.

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby RyanSchilling » Wed May 16, 2012 5:00 pm

Derek wrote:This really sucks.

From the map, looks like UN6740, UN7309, UN7180 are covered and Aiguelle de Greyrock (left side in your image) is about to go down. I recall lots and lots (and lots) of brush when hiking those peaks, so it probably will be tough to contain.

I still consider Aiguelle de Greyrock a hidden gem of a peak, too bad the views from the summit will be soured for a while.


Agreed. I had a ton of fun on the Aiguille, and I was really looking forward to taking my daughter on a hike of Grayrock when she's old enough to hike it herself. It won't be the same.

They have about 5% containment, and they're obviously focused on the residences in Poudre Park. I don't see how the fire won't overtake Grayrock itself soon.

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby Kiefer » Wed May 16, 2012 5:30 pm

Derek wrote:This really sucks.

I still consider Aiguelle de Greyrock a hidden gem of a peak, too bad the views from the summit will be soured for a while.


Agree with ya 100% on that one! Took me damn near 30 minutes to find a way up it. A hidden gem indeed!
The downfall on that slope was crazy.
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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby Steve Knapp » Wed May 16, 2012 6:32 pm

That is a major bummer! I was just wondering today what peaks are affected by the fire. The Greyrock Grand Slam is one of the finest low altitude hikes Larimer county has to offer. You can link together six ranked peaks there. I'm glad I climbed it before the fire, it will be a much different hike now. Kind of like Sheeprock in JeffCo I guess. Hope they get a handle on the fire the next few days.

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby Johnson » Wed May 16, 2012 10:04 pm

I went to take a look today as the fire increased in intensity. Very sad.
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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby PattyCakes » Wed May 16, 2012 11:01 pm

I wish people would make sure they put out there camp fires all the way, and make sure there nasty smoking bubs are out before they leave. These careless people are taking away places and experiences we might have in the future! The Grayrock area was a very beautiful hiking spot. I guess I'm not going to take any dates hiking there anytime soon. People, please be careful when you are dealing with fire!!!

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby 12ersRule » Thu May 17, 2012 7:07 am

Crud, should have climbed the Aiguille and North Greyrock and some of those other peaks when I had the chance. I was planning on doing those after work some evening.

According to a pic I saw in the always reliable Coloradoan, it looks like the fire started northwest of the Hewlett Gulch TH, right? I am thinking it was on that service trail just north of that ranked/unnamed 6er. Does that sound right?

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby awake » Thu May 17, 2012 7:12 am

Wow, looks like the entire area between the summit of Greyrock and highway 14 are in flames. That's really unfortunate. That was my favorite place to go hiking outside of Ft Collins.

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby tmathews » Thu May 17, 2012 8:18 am

Inciweb just reported that the fire has grown to 5,090 acres in less than three days with only 5% containment. That's already larger than the whole Lower North Fork fire. :shock:

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby RyanSchilling » Thu May 17, 2012 8:22 am

tmathews wrote:Inciweb just reported that the fire has grown to 5,090 acres in less than three days with only 5% containment. That's already larger than the whole Lower North Fork fire. :shock:


I heard the same on the news. That tally means the fire quintupled yesterday. :cry: They also mentioned that the fire is now threatening the Bonner Park and Bonner Springs subdivisions which lie just northeast of Bonner Peak.

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Re: Grayrock group -- torched

Postby mike offerman » Thu May 17, 2012 8:42 am

The amount of smoke in the air this morning in Windsor(almost 30 miles away) is crazy. Smells like a campfire outside.

Looks like the fire is already taking off this morning, a huge billow of smoke is already climbing.

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