Leaving the fire camp this morning I wanted to cheer on the crews as they left to cut lines or coordinate air attacks. I literally wanted to stand on the side of the road and cheer them on as if they were an NFL team running out of the tunnel and onto the field. And I wanted to wave a flag that said “WHATEVER YOU DO, PLEASE SAVE ALAMAR TRAIL”. Momentary kidding aside, thank you to everyone involved in the fire. EVERYONE. They say it takes a village, but in this case I can tell you it takes more than that. It takes a city, and sometimes more than one.
If you want to follow the progress of the Chimney, Soberanes or Rey Fire, the best place is on Twitter and search for that fire. We’ve been updating information on the LPFA Facebook page and Twitter page or you can check Inciweb as well. There is no shortage of information out there.
A few upcoming dates, events, projects, presentations or things you might want to know.
If you have any forest-related events to add to this list, let us know and we’re more than happy to pimp your event!
September 10: NPLD Jesusita Trail, Santa Barbara Frontcountry
September 11: Island View Trail Race, Franklin Trail, Carpinteria
September 14: LPFA Backpacking Fundamentals Class
September 20: LPFA Trail Talk Series, History of Los Padres Lookouts by Craig Carey
September 24: National Public Lands Day Trail Project, Lion Canyon Trail, Ojai
October 1: LPFA Used Gear Sale
October 16: D-13 Hunting Season Starts
October 22-30: LPFA Working Vacation, Poplar Trail (ON HOLD)
October 29: LPFA First Aid & CPR Training