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Re: [hr100] Wildfire effect on HR?

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  • Carolyn Erdman
    It has been raining here the last three days which we need. CErdman
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 28, 2012
      It has been raining here the last three days which we need.

      > Start the rain dance party. Last week I was running the course around Ice
      > Lake and saw the smoke from the fires move in quick.
      > Sent from my iPad
      > On Jun 28, 2012, at 8:05 AM, Steve Pero <ultrastevep@...> wrote:
      >> What we need now is the monsoon season to begin. The weather forecast
      >> last
      >> night (for northern NM) said we're about a week away from that to begin.
      >> As
      >> I drive home to the northern mountains from ABQ every evening, I see the
      >> beginnings of clouds forming, which is the first sign. The problem with
      >> that also is that along with the monsoons is lightening, which precedes
      >> the
      >> rain. A new fire popped up just NW of Durango, so anything can happen
      >> between now and the 13th. Pray for the rains to begin! One year ago we
      >> almost lost our home to a 150,000+ acre fire in New Mexico (that was
      >> contained one mile from our deck), we hope this does't happen again
      >> while
      >> we're away.
      >> Deb and I are driving up tomorrow evening to begin the course marking
      >> and
      >> will be staying at Little Molas cg over the weekend. We'll return home
      >> for
      >> a couple of days, then will be moving into the Avon through race weekend
      >> :-)
      >> Last Saturday we ran the SJS50 in Lake City in the northern San Juans
      >> and
      >> it was smoky and hot, a taste of what we're going to probabaly have
      >> during
      >> Hardrock. Here are some photos I took during the race, which shows the
      >> smoky air. http://perogoats.blogspot.com/
      >> See you all soon!
      >> Steve
      >>> On Jun 27, 2012, at 6:03 PM, "Dale Garland" <hardrock100@...>
      >>> wrote:
      >>>> Brian and all the Hardrockers,
      >>>> At this time there is not a plan to cancel Hardrock for 2012. As Brian
      >>>> correctly states the Hardrock Run management and it's board of
      >>>> directors
      >>> do
      >>>> reserve the right to cancel the run if we feel it is in the best
      >>> interest of
      >>>> the communities, fire personnel and/or runners. As you might all
      >>> surmise, the
      >>>> fire season in Colorado is at an extreme level and we cannot guarantee
      >>> that
      >>>> conditions may not change between now and the 13th.
      >>>> From the Hardrock Hundred Value Statements:
      >>>> "The Land The Hardrock Hundred appreciates the beauty and
      >>>> vulnerability of the lands that are the basis of our event. We strive
      >>>> to
      >>> use
      >>>> utmost consideration and respect for these lands in the planning and
      >>>> implementation of our event. We are committed to maintaining open and
      >>> positive
      >>>> communication with the stewards of the natural resources that we
      >>> utilize."
      >>>> In the meantime... if you all would send a little precipitation our
      >>>> way
      >>>> we sure would appreciate it!!
      >>>> Dale Garland
      >>>> RD, Hardrock Hundred Endurance run
      >>>> On Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:47:39 -0400
      >>>> "McNeill, Brian" <BMCNEILL@...> wrote:
      >>>>> I'm about to get on the plane in 30 hours. Before I do so, what's the
      >>>>> likelihood that the race might be canceled if conditions hold steady?
      >>>>> I know the a past Board took the prudent step not to over-burden
      >>> public
      >>>>> safety, BLM, state officials, and fellow Coloradans and canceled the
      >>> race
      >>>>> when CO had wildfires. Any significant chance of that with the
      >>> information
      >>>>> the Board has now?
      >>>>> I realize that if conditions change, the board can and should make a
      >>>>> decision based on new information.
      >>>>> Thx
      >>>>> Brian McNeill
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      >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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