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    RiderCoach 5000 Posts! NORTY's Avatar
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    Gotta admit, now that it's burned, the sight lines in turns are a lot more noticeable.
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    Now is the time to start replanting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
    Gotta admit, now that it's burned, the sight lines in turns are a lot more noticeable.
    I was out yesterday. Where it’s true in that the sight lines are better I still struggled. I struggled because it’s a bit like riding a canyon you’ve never ridden before. Nothing looks familiar and things I mentally used as sight markers ain’t there no mores. That not to mention there’s sooo much goin’ on in terms of cleaning, clearing and re-building the road surfaces where gravel, dried mud, dust and debris. The bridge at the Rock Store/Old Place is still gone so it’s impossible to get up to Edwards Corner. Just an inconceivable disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hanna View Post
    I was out yesterday. Where itís true in that the sight lines are better I still struggled. I struggled because itís a bit like riding a canyon youíve never ridden before. Nothing looks familiar and things I mentally used as sight markers ainít there no mores. That not to mention thereís sooo much goiní on in terms of cleaning, clearing and re-building the road surfaces where gravel, dried mud, dust and debris....
    Sounds exactly like what we call Winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    Now is the time to start replanting.
    I think most are pretty focused on re-building right now. That and since we only get one or two days of light rain annually, re-planting is particularly difficult. It, much like the Station Fire up in Angeles Crest, is gonna be up to Mother Nature to re-plant. Plus the area is so large and so mountainous itíd be impossible to mount any organized re-planting. Estimates to return to pre-burn condition is 30 years which means I wonít be around to see the recovery.

    I know many ranches in Malibu got their horses to safety but many, many didnít. I read where the mountain lions that were being tracked by the National Forrestry Service all have died. Thereís thousands (yesterday I heard up to 5 thousand) cats and dogs that are being rescued and fostered.

    It still amazes me a tragedy of this magnitude is largely ignored by the media and the Malibu/Ventura Fire is but a speck compared to the Camp Fire up north.

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