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Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jun 08 2019 8:27 pm
by chumley
Burning near Woodbury Trailhead. It has grown to 500 acres. I'll post official links as soon as they're up.

The smoke plume does not look good.

Inciweb

Updated 2019-07-16 123,875 Acres - 100% Contained
[ Woodbury Fire Perimeter :: map ]

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jun 27 2019 6:24 pm
by skatchkins
I see civil conversations, learning, and spin-off threads. I enjoy all this discussion activity.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jun 27 2019 6:55 pm
by nonot
Jim_H wrote:
Jun 27 2019 4:07 pm
It seems like we have a dozen or so threads that are exactly the same as this one. Has anyone seen Letty?

There is just nothing you guys can say here that hasn't been argued already a dozen times over.
Maybe if we talked about the weather instead?

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jun 27 2019 7:20 pm
by chumley
:sweat: :lol: :y:

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jun 27 2019 7:54 pm
by pixelfrog
Tough_Boots wrote:
Jun 27 2019 5:22 pm
@Jim_H
Is this your first time on the internet?
LOL :lol:

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jun 28 2019 11:30 am
by pixelfrog
Reavis Mountain School and Campaign Creek post fire. Not horrible, maybe some of the larger trees and riparian areas survived. I'm still worried about all the springs in the burn area though.

Image

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jun 28 2019 12:20 pm
by AK
@Jim_H
You know that it is ok to skip over a topic if it doesn't suit you and just go on with your life.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 07 2019 4:46 pm
by kelly14
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6405/49525/

Thought this was cool.

It basically says that the Woodbury fire burned 538 acres at a high severity, 29,452 moderate burn, 65,735 low intensity burn, and 28,149 very low to unburned

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 08 2019 12:13 pm
by cw50must
I noticed that the Reeves Mountain School has updated their website that shows some pictures from the burned areas around them.

https://www.reevismountain.org/about-the-fire

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 16 2019 5:34 pm
by whereveriroam
Although the fire is not out, this fire was called 100% contained today. The BAER soil burn severity map was issued last week but I bet most of the unburned area’s on that map have burned since. Looks like they saved the area south of W. Pinto Creek and east of Sawtooth Ridge to Miles Ranch and the 287A? road. I bet the Rock Creek trail will become popular.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 17 2019 4:42 pm
by AK
Reavis Ranch.........Image. Looks like the house foundation in the middle of the pic.

For more pics.....http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewe ... 0VxXBDD0VU

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 17 2019 5:15 pm
by Jim_H
Whatever that was, it has green grass growing in the middle of it.

But I never saw it before the fire.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 17 2019 7:47 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
Is SR 88 or Apache Trail still closed. IE - can I drive from the dam to Apache Junction upon my return to Arizona....

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 17 2019 7:58 pm
by joebartels
@SuperstitionGuy
still shows closed @ https://az511.gov/
but it's been almost a month since they updated
might call 511 too
88.png
routing with google shows it is still closed
88g.png
the red circle w/minus says closed hovering over the icon

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 17 2019 8:14 pm
by chumley
@SuperstitionGuy The site for official information about this fire explains the highway closure and where to find information about it and many other questions.

It is also linked to the first post in this thread.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6382/

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 17 2019 10:01 pm
by nonot
closed at tortilla flat. Nice pic of the ranch, but that looks like a mighty suspicious fire pattern
i'd be willing to be the ranch/orchard had some help surviving that fire.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 17 2019 10:34 pm
by big_load
nonot wrote:i'd be willing to be the ranch/orchard had some help surviving that fire.
One of the official posts mentioned protecting a few places of historical interest.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 18 2019 7:52 am
by Sredfield
I remember some reports that they had crews on the ground backfiring from the ranch.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 18 2019 8:11 am
by wildwesthikes
If you drive up AZ 87 toward Payson you'll see the closure warnings for SR 88 at Hwy 188. My guess it will be the end of August before the closures lift.

I have been a bit chagrined at the lack of website updates from the FS. For example - same trip up north to Payson last Friday the Coconino Forest Website said "No current restrictions" in big letters. Same day, as I get close to Payson there were signs everywhere saying No Campfires, no charcoal grills. Makes me wonder if we will get timely notice of the Superstitions opening back up or if someone will just randomly call the FS office to get that info.

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 18 2019 9:01 am
by chumley
elleryjk wrote:trip up north to Payson last Friday the Coconino Forest Website said "No current restrictions" in big letters. Same day, as I get close to Payson there were signs everywhere saying No Campfires, no charcoal grills
This is a common occurrence and you wouldn't be the first to be confused by it. Very few of the many people who camp on the rim in summer recognize the boundaries between the various national forests and districts. It's something that I wish the forests would get together and do a better job at communicating.

Everything you saw was true. There are no current restrictions on the Coconino Forest. But to get there you have to drive through Payson, which is surrounded by the Tonto Forest, which DOES currently have restrictions. It makes sense that the residents and government of Payson wishes to inform the traveling public of the restrictions that covers all the land below the rim. But a large percentage of people are just passing through, and it's confusing when it's not specified that there are no restrictions just a few miles beyond the signs that flash "no fires".

Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Posted: Jul 18 2019 9:07 am
by wildwesthikes
@chumley
That makes more sense. I had a suspicion that was what was going on - thanks for the detailed explanation!