Another Rubicon Area Fire

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7254/

Fire resources are responding to the Point Incident north of Elliott Bridge. Initially reported at 6:30 AM the fire is estimated to be at 20 acres, the response includes 7 engines, 3 water tenders, 3 hand crews, overhead resources and additional aircraft on order. For more Point fire information call 530-303-2455. From Inciweb

The Point Fire is on 20 acres but there are winds in the area.

Link below to Bald Mountain camera.

http://www.alertwildfire.org/tahoe/?camera=Axis-BaldCA

The Bunker Hill camera is sometimes pointed in the right direction.


New Fork Fire Closure Order

I don’t know why but the closure area has been reduced. The Rubicon Trail is out of the closure area.


Rubicon Open!

It took someone driving up to the trailhead to figure this one out. There are no barricades or road closures along the route to the Loon Lake entrance.

Thank you to Rusty Folena of RTF for making the drive.

The Eldorado National Forest has not confirmed this anywhere. Hopefully they will mention it in their Twitter update tonight at 6pm.

I’m not sure how to tell you to find that live update as I don’t do Twitter but it will probably get posted on the Rubicon Gazette Facebook page very soon after it ends.

No overnight camping and no open flames. Day use only.

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Rubicon Ronin


Rubicon OPEN?!?!

I reached out to RTF about the closure this morning (9/21). They got in touch with Vickie Sanders of El Dorado County. She called the Eldorado National Forest.

12:15pm 9/21/2020: We think the Rubicon has formally been reopened.

When someone publishes something firm, I will add it to this post.

It appears that the Rubicon Trail will be the southern / eastern border of the Fork Fire closure. But that has not been confirmed.

Stay tuned. Sorry I don’t have firm information for you.

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Rubicon Ronin


Fork Fire Closure

The Rubicon Trail is currently CLOSED within the Eldorado National Forest. Ice House Road is closed north of the intersection of Wentworth Springs Road.

The Eldorado National Forest has issued a closure for the area around the Fork Fire for through November 30th. It’s HUGE and way bigger than it needs to be.

I do not see ELD-147 and ELD-63 (and the side trails) listed in the closure order. But with Ice House closed, we can’t get there.

I’m trying to deal with facts and evidence to back it up. Here is a link to the video of last night’s meeting. At about the 24 minute mark in the video below, the question is asked “is the Rubicon open” and the answer is no, not within the Eldorado Forest.

This closure is wrong. The area is too large and I see it as an attack on OHV.

I don’t know how we should push back on this closure but we need to push back and in a very strong manner.

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Rubicon Ronin