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firebreaks

Posted by mattmaxon on 16 February 2009 in English (English)

The track at this location is following a firebreak, all be it one that hasn't been maintained in many many years

This is a common mode of Cross Country or XC travel here locally as trying to penetrate the dense chaparral is a painful and frustration experience for most.

Most of the currently maintained firebreaks are done with firefighting bulldozers caterpillar model D8 or similar heavy equipment

http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/AirWildland/HETArsenal.asp

even so they frequently are very steep at 45° - 70°+ degrees

Less frequently these routes are cleared by hand using inmates

highway=path
foot=yes
bicycle=no
horse=no
motorcycle=(sometimes yes genearally no)
motorcar= (sometimes yes genearally no) this would be better designated with 4WD=(sometimes yes genearally no)

Location: Josephine Peak Road, La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California, United States of America

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