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jtmat


Dec 27, 2008, 10:30 AM
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Texas Canyon closed due to fire?  (North_America: United_States: California: Los_Angeles_County: Texas_Canyon)
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Does anyone know if Texas Canyon is covered under the Buckweed Fire Closure? According to the NFS map, it looks like it is, but I was wondering if it is still possible to get access somehow.


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jtmat wrote:
Does anyone know if Texas Canyon is covered under the Buckweed Fire Closure? According to the NFS map, it looks like it is, but I was wondering if it is still possible to get access somehow.
Hey JTmat, I headed out there two months ago to take my bro and his fam and the gate was closed and locked noting the road was closed for "Fire Closure." I don't know which fire it was, I think the last fire around there was over a year ago. Further more, the area around the gate was marked "No Parking." So we left and went back to Stoney.
Anyrate, I've never climbed there but was following the directions from the So Cal Sport Guide, so I can't other any more insight.
I'm also interested in what others know about climbing there, as I would like to take my family sometime.
Don


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Thanks, Don.

I think we're gonna bypass the area. So far as I can tell, the closure has been extended to Nov 2009. If you were saying that it was closed a few months ago, I can only imagine that it is still closed.

We have never climbed there either. In the books, it looks perfect, but closed is closed. Hopefully, someone will have some more info.

- Jeff


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Jeff, it would be interesting to know the extent of the closure. As the road was closed, and there was no parking, but can you still walk or mountain bike there?
Does anyone bother?
Anyone else have more info?
Thanks, Don


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According to the NFS website, the closure is pretty definitive:

You check for yourself, but here is a link:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/orders/
Look under the Buckweed Fire Area Closure. There is a map that shows the closure area (Texas Canyon is in it) and a PDF with the closure order in which it says:
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area of the Angeles National Forest.
This Order is effective from November 8, 2008 through November 7, 2009.
1. Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area, as described in Exhibit A and shown on Exhibit B. 36 CFR 261.53(e).
2. Being on any National Forest System road within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area, as described in Exhibit A and shown on Exhibit B. 36 CFR 261.54(e).
3. Being on any National Forest System trail within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area, as described in Exhibit A and shown on Exhibit B. 36 CFR 261.55(a).

Let's just hope that they don't extend the closure again.

Hope this helps.

- Jeff


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jtmat wrote:
According to the NFS website, the closure is pretty definitive:

You check for yourself, but here is a link:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/orders/
Look under the Buckweed Fire Area Closure. There is a map that shows the closure area (Texas Canyon is in it) and a PDF with the closure order in which it says:
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area of the Angeles National Forest.
This Order is effective from November 8, 2008 through November 7, 2009.
1. Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area, as described in Exhibit A and shown on Exhibit B. 36 CFR 261.53(e).
2. Being on any National Forest System road within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area, as described in Exhibit A and shown on Exhibit B. 36 CFR 261.54(e).
3. Being on any National Forest System trail within the Buckweed Fire Rehabilitation Area, as described in Exhibit A and shown on Exhibit B. 36 CFR 261.55(a).

Let's just hope that they don't extend the closure again.

Hope this helps.

- Jeff
Thanks for the info. Looks like Texas Canyon is out for a while. Don


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The Buckweed closure PDF has Texas Canyon within the boundaries of the closure area. But Google Maps says Texas Canyon is NOT within the Angeles National Forrest. The closure is by order of the Angeles National Forrest Park Supervisor, and it looks like it applies only to Angeles National Forrest land. Can the Park Supervisor close land that's outside the park?

Google Map marking Texas Canyon: http://tinyurl.com/nvluef

David


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