I was able to download a KLM file of the High Park Fire from the Denver Post site. Last week I had loaded a ride we did in Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park into Google Earth. (The ride that I'll eventually tell about because it has the rib-injury story attached to it, along with my first chiro visit.) Because Google Earth allows me to show both files on the same view, you can see below how the edge of the fire touched the edge of the Timbers/Kimmons loop in Lory State Park and it looks like the fire burned across part of the trail. I think it burned across right where I had taken a photo of the turkey vulture a few weeks ago and posted it on Facebook.
You can click on the photo to enlarge it.
A wider view is seen below.
It looks like – so far – that the impact to Lory State Park is minimal.
I’ve been struggling to write anything related to endurance sports. This is because a wildfire is raging in the mountains just a few miles from my home. One life has been lost and around 100 structures.
It feels selfish to write about endurance sport while someone has just lost everything they own – and several nearly lost their lives. I know disasters happen frequently and I continue to write about all things endurance.
But this one is in my backyard.
In a day or so, I’ll get back in the saddle and tell you about some things I’ve learned recently that may help you too. I’ve learned more about mountain bike equipment adjustments and I’ll tell you about my first trip to a chiropractor – the experience and why I went.
In the mean time, send good vibes to all the fire fighters working so hard to contain the High Park Fire that has grown to over 43,000 acres in just three days.