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Re: [RC] Tevis, Eastern Horses - Barbara McCrary

No, it isn't normal, but then neither was the recent, so-called Angora fire, on the south side of Lake Tahoe.  It rampaged through housing tracts and burned (I've read) 254 homes.  Apparently there were a lot of dead trees from bug infestation and drought (this year.) Pine trees tend to be very pitchy, too, and very flammable.
I'll retract my former statement, after I read it.  A catastrophic forest fire is not always common, but closing an area, and therefore an event, IS fairly normal for the CalFire Dept.  We almost had to cancel Swanton Pacific one year because of a small but potentially deadly fire on a ridge about a mile from our trail.  Forest fires are responsive to wind change and can blow up into an inferno very quickly.
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Sidio
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 6:54 AM
Subject: [RC] Tevis, Eastern Horses

The Tevis website posted a warning yesterday that fire danger may cause ride cancellation this year. Is that normal? 
Paul N. Sidio
Piper (sitting on go)
Spokane MO

[RC] Tevis, Eastern Horses, Paul Sidio