Bighorn Fire

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SpiderLegs
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Bighorn Fire

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Pulled out of my driveway and noticed the orange glow in the pre-dawn hour coming from Pusch Ridge. Then drove down the block and noticed the same glow coming from the Tortolita's.

The fire in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness is below Bighorn Peak and doesn't appear to be hitting Pusch Peak or the Cleaver yet. Luckily it's not windy this morning or we could have a huge mess on our hands.

Over in the Tortolita's as best as I can figure it looks like the fire is at the very end of the Wild Burro trail near where it intersects with the Ridgeline trail.

Last news report I saw was that the Pusch Ridge fire is being monitored and can't be accessed due to the terrain. Our local fire crews are all over in the Tortolita's working on it.

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2020-06-29 Changed Subject from Two Fires In NW Tucson to Bighorn Fire since the other was contained long ago and did not affect hiking much if any.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6741/
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Re: Bighorn Fire

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33s over 45s
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Re: Bighorn Fire

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Nanny state in local action.
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Re: Bighorn Fire

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Well that was a waste of time trying to get around the paywall to read the story. Trails closed, nobody pays attention pretty much sums it up.
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Re: Bighorn Fire

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Coronado updated the order again today:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 910411.pdf

Also an updated map:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 910412.pdf

As far as I can tell the only change is that Red Ridge and Catalina Camp trails are now open.

At this rate the Mt Lemmon and Lemmon Rock trails should re-open shortly before the next devastating fire rips through the area... ](*,)
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Re: Bighorn Fire

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The closure expired yesterday and, so far, Coronado hasn't extended it. I guess that the mountain is now completely open... have at it!!
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Re: Bighorn Fire

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andrewp wrote:The closure expired yesterday and, so far, Coronado hasn't extended it. I guess that the mountain is now completely open... have at it!!
I've already seen pics of Romero Pools from yesterday online. But now various user groups are begging people to stay off some of the trails until volunteers can fix them.
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