The Nature Conservancy has closed the Madera Canyon Trail due to fire danger. The Madera Canyon Trail is a privately owned trail on The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountain Preserve. The trail is normally open to the public year round, but considerable lack of rain has caused dangerous conditions on many trails in far west Texas. If significant rain does not occur it is likely the Preserve will close their open weekend scheduled for May 13-15th. We will notify you when we have word.
|Madera Canyon Trail: Photo Credit: Fliker User: chockablockfullstop|
The Apline Daily Planet has noted the last measurable rain fall in far west Texas was 0.01 inches on October 23rd 2010. That is 211 days without rain. I passed through a significant thunderstorm on my way back from Dallas yesterday. The rain was refreshing. Unfortunately that storm stayed east of Abaliene.
Extreme and exceptional drought conditions continue to exist in most of Texas. The Fort Davis/Rock house fire continues to burn with 75% contained after scorthing 204,565 acres. Please continue to pray for Rain.
|Rock House / Fort Davis Fire Extent|
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