Fire in Laguna

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  1. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V4
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Yes, I'm watching this live on the news. :eek:
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I just broke the news to my daughter that school is closed. She hooted, but then showed concern for others. Love her.

    Fingers crossed for the maximum protection of life and property. The wind is pretty bad.

    From a mt biking perspective, the fire is at the edge of El Moro /Crystal Cove bordering Laguna Coast Wilderness Park (LCWP).

    From a homes perspective, it's Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay - some of the most expensive property in the world.
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    :thumbsdown:
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It’s burning down near the end of the Emerald Cyn Trail.
     
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  6. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    f***

    From the looks of the perimeter, my money is on an arsonist or cig smoker up on Moro Ridge fireroad
     
  7. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Noooooo! Just saw it on the news. It looks pretty big.
     
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  8. CBone

    CBone iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Any updates? Working and don’t have news access
     
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  9. senderos_949

    senderos_949 Member

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Name:
    Randy Morris
    Current Bike:
    Marin Mt Vision Pro
    Fire is contained - crews onsite mopping up. No structures burned.
     
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  10. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    latest news says 145 acres and 5% contained, but not spreading rapidly. I no longer see any smoke from my home by lag cyclery , and a friend who loves near E Bay doesnt either
     
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  11. CBone

    CBone iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Looks like good news then. Thanks
     
  12. bananaseat

    bananaseat Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Buena Park
    Name:
    Aldo
    Current Bike:
    Turner 5 Spot
    Also saw it this morning on TV news, at 6am. Such a huge BUMMER!!!! Damn. Was gonna ride El Moro - LCWP this weekend.

    Haven’t checked back. Has it effected any of the El Moro or Laguna Coast Wilderness Park trails?
     
  13. senderos_949

    senderos_949 Member

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Name:
    Randy Morris
    Current Bike:
    Marin Mt Vision Pro
    According to Laguna Canyon Foundation Instagram - LWCP is currently closed due to fire.
    It must've flared up mid AM after I watched it morning news where they said it was limited to approx 5 acres and had been contained:(
     
  14. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    judging by the morning news overhead vid even at sunrrise was well more than 5 acres, and the last image of the perimeter I saw seemed to match the last acreage number of 145 acres. Unless it got bigger than that, which i doubt because no smoke was even visible from here after 11 am, Looks like an illegal trail into emerald canyon was burned but none of the legal singletracks unless it reached bottom of emerald canyon trail. Looks like they could easily close off this area by closing emerald canyon trail at the bottom of Old Emerald and closing off BFI and Moro Ridge southwest of East cutacross in El Moro
     
  15. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    As expected LCWP site still says closed, but I did not see a closure notice on CC's site. Does anybody know?
     
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  16. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    LCWP says open with these trails closed

    Trails Closed Due to Fire Activity



    Trails Closed Due to Fire Activity in Park till Further Notice:

    Emerald Canyon Road: Closed at the Junction of Old Emerald & Emerald Canyon Rd.

    Emerald Falls: Closed

    And BTW

    Lizard Trail Closed for Maintenance and Trail Repair

    Lizard Trail will be closed for trail maintenance and repairs from Monday, January 31, 2022 until Thursday, February 15, 2022.
     
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  17. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Crystal Cove State Park Backcountry Trails
    2/12/22 Backcountry Trail Closures: Moro Ridge, BFI, East Cut Across; Partial Parking Lot Closures : Pelican
     
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  18. bananaseat

    bananaseat Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Buena Park
    Name:
    Aldo
    Current Bike:
    Turner 5 Spot
    Thanks for the updates! Any word on Aliso?
     
  19. TwoWheel Eric

    TwoWheel Eric Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V4
    Rode Aliso today. Was a complete zoo. I assume because of the trail closures at CC and LCWP. Everything was open.
     
  20. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    I wondered how Aliso was, as Oaks wasn’t bad in the late morning/early afternoon.
     
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  21. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    I rode a little bit of LCWP today. Just be careful. The fire roads are a bit different after the actual fire trucks and dozers came through.
     
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  22. TwoWheel Eric

    TwoWheel Eric Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V4
    Did any singletrack get bulldozed that you saw?
     
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  23. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    No AFAISaw but I suspect lower Emerald canyon is probably a fire road.. but I did not go down it.
     
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  24. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Ugh. Such a fun singletrack too. :cry:
     
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  25. TwoWheel Eric

    TwoWheel Eric Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V4
    Hope not.
     
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  26. bananaseat

    bananaseat Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Buena Park
    Name:
    Aldo
    Current Bike:
    Turner 5 Spot
    Me too. Was there from 7:30-9:30am. A little more crowded than normal, but not bad. A larger increase in hikers than MTBrs.
     
  27. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
  28. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
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    Embers were landing on rooftops. Time to pack sandbags.
     
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  29. TwoWheel Eric

    TwoWheel Eric Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V4
    So did the fire start at one of the campgrounds on Moro Ridge?
     
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  30. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    When I asked yesterday, the cause was still under investigation... Of course that was from a random CC Employee
     
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