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Jun 29th, 2011, 05:30 PM
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Albuquerque and the fires; closures

For anyone heading this way, due to the fire near Los Alamos, there are severe restrictions in effect for the Sandias and The Bosque and Open Space areas.

"Tramway News & Events:
The Tram and the High Finance Restaurant will remain OPEN, however,
New Stage III Fire Restrictions have CLOSED most of the Sandias. Fire Danger is EXTREME.
Tram riders will not be allowed to leave the boardwalks at the tram upper terminal.
The Scenic Summer Chairlift & Lift Access Mountain Biking will be CLOSED until fire restrictions are lifted. No hiking on the mountain, no smoking anywhere"

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"The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have implemented a complete closure of the Bosque and Rio Grande Valley State Park and all Open Space areas. The public is prohibited from accessing any areas of the Bosque during the temporary closure."

http://www.cabq.gov/fire/news/fire-d...ue-other-areas

http://www.sandiapeak.com/
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Jun 29th, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Tent Rocks is also closed.
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Jun 29th, 2011, 07:26 PM
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This is the view from my backyard, about 40 miles southeast of fire. Those are not clouds, that is all smoke from the fires.

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Jun 29th, 2011, 07:31 PM
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be safe everyone.
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Jul 1st, 2011, 05:43 PM
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DebitNM: Any updates today? We are headed your way on the 16th ...

We were planning on Taos for a few days - hear there is smoke there - any idea how "bad"?
Obviously looks like Bandelier will be a no go.
And Tent Rocks.
And trails up top of Sandia Peak...
And(?) part/all of bosque bike trail in ABQ?
What else?
We are wondering what our options might be come the 16th.
I know it's hard to predict, and obviously, everyone's safety is more important that our vacation...just trying to get a feel for what will not be do-able this trip.
We are booked in ABQ, Sante Fe and Taos.
Thanks and again, I know this might sound selfish -- no offense is intended ... we of course are thinking of everyone in the effected areas. And shedding some tears over what is being destroyed...
Thanks.
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Jul 1st, 2011, 06:10 PM
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The smoke is still very visible from here tonight.

I think Taos is ok, and that all outdoor things there are unaffected.

Life goes on here in ABQ. The Zoo, musuems, restaurants, cultural centers, pueblos are all available to visitors. The same for Santa Fe. Hopefully, things will be better when you get here. I will continue to update.
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Jul 1st, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Here is a current list of Open Space closures in ABQ area:

http://www.cabq.gov/openspace/TotalClosure.html

http://www.cabq.gov/openspace/ClosureFAQs.html
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:21 AM
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Here's another link that might be helpful:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 05:45 AM
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I'm digging in to your links now. Thanks so much!
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