|Fire lines as of Monday 6/3 (click to enlarge)
Use nmfireinfo.com for current updates
I'd advise using the Facebook page to follow further updates, possible race re-scheduling, and the situation on the possible refund of fees or maybe entries into next year's event? I imagine they'll work this last part out but it's entirely possible that the race directors have spent much of their budget with the race only days away.
A real shame about both the re-visit of fire to the Caldera in our ongoing drought, and the cancellation of a gorgeous trail run that was beginning to pick up a growing field of runners.
In-person photos from of the Thompson Ridge Fire, courtesy of Jemez' Steve Pero here.
Additionally, it looks like the Forest Service is shutting access to the Pecos Wilderness at least until resources are less strained from the Tres Lagunas Fire burning there. It sounds as though access could re-open if the fires come under control. The Jemez Ranger District (which includes Bandelier) has announced it is moving to Stage 2 fire restrictions, just one step below total closure. The Espanola Ranger District (Santa Fe NF) is currently under Stage1 fire restrictions.
- Run the Caldera 2012
- NM Trail Racing Calendar
- Los Conchas Fire 2011
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