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BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« on: August 01, 2010, 02:42:17 PM »
Just got word from the land managers at Balm-Boyette that there is a wildfire going on near the parking area and extending east to the agriculture field. (Just north of the two-track by the farmers field.)  Last report it was 30 yards from the trail.

As soon as I hear that it is under control I will pass that information as well.
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« Last Edit: August 01, 2010, 02:45:25 PM by Garry »

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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 04:07:27 PM »
There was a fire by the parking area when we were leaving on Friday about 7:45pm... dont know how it got started and would have thought they had got it out... Fire Dept and forestry service were both there when we left...

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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 06:00:51 PM »
That sucks. :(
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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 08:55:52 PM »
As of 8:45 p.m. Sunday evening the Balm-Boyette wildfire is still burning.  Fire Department and Land Manager are still on property and advise it stay closed for the next few days out of safety concerns.  I will post up when it reopens.

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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 09:40:53 AM »
KJ and I rode out at 8 yesterday and right off SST there was still a palm on fire (small).  It looked like a controlled burn, but we didn't see anyone out there.  On the way back a guy in a firemans coat told us it was a wildfire.  Judging the amount of lightning we had the night before, that would be my guess for the start.  I actually have video of the fire.
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Boyette fire video ....maybe
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 02:59:21 PM »
This is my first attempt at uploading video.  On the SST trail just after the rise.  You can see the smoke and the small fire.


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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 04:45:06 PM »
thats pretty cool! i have been on rides while the woods are still smoldering... cool excperience!   

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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 04:47:19 PM »
COOLIO!

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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 05:59:49 PM »
Coach you got a camera? very cool now we can video each other wiping out!
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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 10:14:11 PM »
Coach you got a camera? very cool now we can video each other wiping out!


No, just a digital camera "ghetto" style on the handlebar.  The end product is very blurry, but it is a 720p video originally.  Oh well.  It ain't no Contour HD!!!
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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 11:05:54 PM »
remember riding Croom after a controlled burn thru yellow loop I believe...everything still smoldering...very surreal! :o

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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2010, 01:44:11 PM »
So what are we riding this Sunday then if Boyette is still closed?
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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2010, 03:14:55 PM »
well, you have Alafia, Carter in lakeland, Wilderness parks, Croom, Santos, you pick!

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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2010, 12:07:24 AM »
I meant, where is SWAMP having its guided ride if Boyette is still closed.  If they are still having one at all.....I vote for alafia or croom, well....I haven't been to santos yet......
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Re: BALM-BOYETTE CLOSED!
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 11:08:13 AM »
I was going to head to Santos,but if rains keep hitting each day,sugar should be packed in @ Croom... ;D ;D ;D

 

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