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by AZLumberjack
Oct 07 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@chumley
It's open. The barricades have been removed and the trails are open for hiking..... again.
by AZLumberjack
Oct 05 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@chumley I hiked out of Needle Vista on Saturday, on the portion of the loop where I went past the horse trailer parking lot, I spotted two vehicles parked and a third driving down the road.... none of em was Forest Service. The barricades at the entrance to First Water Road were thrown around when...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 21 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

hikerdw wrote:Needle Vista isn’t part of the Superstition Fire closure order.
I know, just commenting on a parking lot that gets closed often.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 20 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

wildwesthikes wrote:Which area had the tape - is this 1st water or Peralta or Needle Vista?
Took a drive out to Needle Vista and the lot is wide open with only one car in sight, driver sleeping.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 19 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@wildwesthikes
Tape had been on First Water Road closure, I don't know about the others.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 18 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

It looks like the yellow/black tape that was originally strung across the entire thing has been broken The tape wasn't working very well because the FS was coming and going pretty regularly for awhile. A lot of people have been parking and hiking from here, tearing the tape and tossing the barricad...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 18 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Attached is a photo of First Water Road as of 09--18-20. No signs to indicate if the area is open or closed for hiking. :?
by AZLumberjack
Sep 17 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

chumley wrote:The vast majority of the Superstitions is open.
Don't know what to tell ya Chums, this guy said that Peralta is closed as well. Must be something brand new.
by AZLumberjack
Sep 17 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Recent Update.... I have been checking the status of the First Water Road on an almost daily basis but the "ROAD CLOSURE" sign and barricades are still in place. I decided to park my truck along the Apache Trail where the First Water Road takes off and walk the road to the Crosscut Trailhead. From t...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 12 2020 6:27 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Where were you??
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Where were you??

I had just transferred into an in-house engineering position from a very heavy air travel position. I was sitting at my desk when a sales intern busted in announcing that an airplane had just hit the WTC tower. Shortly, several of us were gathered around a TV in the meeting room when the sales VP ca...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 10 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hanging Up The Spurs
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Hanging Up The Spurs

I hear ya Spidey, next month I turn the big 80 and I've been slowing down quite a bit lately and this Quarantine ain't helping a bit. Just over two years ago I had both knees replaced and I was hoping that that was what I needed to rejuvenate my hiking but it hasn't been the secret I was hoping for....
by AZLumberjack
Sep 05 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@SuperstitionGuy
Hah. Seems like that's the way its been going the last couple of years. :o
by AZLumberjack
Sep 04 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

State Route 88 to First Water Trailhead is closed. I've been checking the entrance to First Water Road on a daily basis, although the FS Security isn't present anymore, the roadblock is more permanent. It appears as though the barricade is intended to keep vehicles out and if you can find parking r...
by AZLumberjack
Sep 02 2020 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking vehicles
Replies: 761
Views: 45137

Re: Hiking vehicles

LindaAnn wrote: I forgot how low it sits compared to an SUV or truck.
So, I guess that means no First Water Road? :o
by AZLumberjack
Aug 30 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Jim_H wrote:Any more recent photos from the ground for this fire? Inciweb has no more since the 26th.
Roads are closed. I tried a couple of times to get back close to the fires, but no-go.
by AZLumberjack
Aug 28 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Yesterday after lunch, I tried to get closer to the fire zone but Hwy 88 is blocked at the entrance to LDSP and manned by the Highway Patrol, so I drove up to the Ranger's office and explained that I only wanted to take some photos for the local newspapers and magazines, but that didn't work either....
by AZLumberjack
Aug 25 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Kept watching the smoke columns on the Ridgeline slowly but steadily moving West towards the Flatiron. I drove over to First Water Road and continued on to the Trailhead to get a couple of photos of the fire (mostly smoke) working up and down, what appears to be O'Grady and Old West Boulder Canyons....
by AZLumberjack
Aug 24 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

My driveway offers me a view of the Ridgeline from the Flatiron to the 5057 summit. I have been on the lookout for telltale smoke columns and they showed up once again and they're moving to the West, towards the Flatiron. This morning, as I left for my morning walk, the smell of smoke was heavy in t...
by AZLumberjack
Aug 21 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Re: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

@Jim_H
Typo, corrected.
by AZLumberjack
Aug 21 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Fire & Area Closures
Topic: Fires along Superstition Ridgeline
Replies: 98
Views: 3371

Fires along Superstition Ridgeline

Last night, around 7:30, I noticed a red glow coming from the Superstition Mountain Ridgeline. There were two fires burning. The first was a small fire just below the 5057 summit and the other appeared to be above the Three Sisters rock formation, above the Wave Cave. I called 9-1-1 to notify the fi...

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