• InciWeb: wildfire updates
    Posted by at May 14th
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    We all new this was coming—wildfire season.  With 5 blazes already in progress on our public lands, my head is spinning.  Some of these fires will actually do some good for forest health, others, not so much.
    Right now it appears that the Sunflower Fire is the one closest to a major hiking trail—the Saddle Mountain and Mazatzal Divide passages of the Arizona Trail.  It’s burning west of AZ 87 north of Mount Ord and south of Mazatzal Peak.  If you hiked in there, you know how remote it is—and, back in 2005, the Cave Creek Complex Fire also torched parts of this same area. Moving forward—its always a good idea to check for wildfire activity before heading out on a summer hike.  InciWeb is an excellent resource with maps and is updated frequently.
    Here’s the link to the Sunflower Fire:  http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2861/
    Here’s the link for ALL current AZ fires:

    Mazatzal Mountains south of Payson



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    Bio: Serial blogger, manic hiker and “mom” to a dozen adopted dogs, Mare Czinar has been exploring Arizona trails for more than 20 years. After being led astray (or just plain confused) by outdated hiking books and online resources (hence the tagline: We got lost, so you don’t have to), Czinar sought to create a fully vetted, frequently updated online hike travelogue with current driving and hiking directions to spare fellow hikers the mental and physical wear-and-tear of aimless wandering. In addition, blog entries are amended when road closures or wildfires restrict trail access. When not working, blogging, writing about the great outdoors or picking up dog poo, Czinar attempts to “stay found” while checking out new trails.

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