I heard from a FS employee who has been to Woodbury TH area that the grass is already coming back in that area. This is consistent with what we saw a couple of weeks after the Sunflower Fire. Within a very short time, life goes on.
Looks like a toss-up as to whether it got the one at Rogers Trough TH. So far it's looking like Reavis Ranch is out of the path, but way too close for comfort. It would be a huge shame to lose that.
I came by the fire on 87 this afternoon, saw a FS crew walking along the highway with a drip torch. Seems to be burning the pine needles and not much else. Hope it gets the underbrush and doghair pine.
If you're there on a weekend hitching is a possibility, on a weekday finding an angel to pick you up would be the best bet. There is traffic on that road--the TH is just outside a large scout camp facility--so a ride is a possibility.
Pine, AZ would be an ideal location to connect. There is a nice trailhead just off the highway, and by then he'll be wanting a day or two off the trail, and Pine a is a great place for that as well. As mentioned above there are several access points going east (trail-north) from Pine where you could...
Just passing this along in case anyone is interested. The Forest Service Mogollon Rim District Recreation folks would like to improve the Cabin Loop Trails. Funding and the bureaucracy are constant challenges but it's a worthy cause and there are some limited resources available to make it happen. O...