Mountain Park Conditions
First and foremost, a heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to all the hardworking personnel from Simi Valley PD, Ventura County Fire, L.A. County Fire, Cal Fire, and others that I may not have seen. Their expertise and efforts saved homes and possibly lives here in Bridle Path. And a big thank you goes out to all the neighbors that helped neighbors move horses and other animals to safety, helped folks evacuate, and in general comforted folks that were stressed. That’s what a great neighborhood does, and it was great to witness. Thank you all!
As most of you know, a vast percentage of the Mountain Park has burned to the ground. The park has not burned to this extent since the inception of Bridle Path, over 40 years ago. All trails have sections blocked by fallen trees and or boulders. As of last night, several fallen trees and brush are still smoldering. We were able to clear parts of some trails of fallen branches and boulders. Standing trees may be weakened and could fall. Needless to say, there are potential hazards throughout our natural wild park. Aside from the fire aftermath that you can see, the air quality is bad considering the ash, smoldering smoke, and new winds.
People will do what people will do, but it is recommended that you refrain from using the park, especially horseback riding, until conditions improve. If you’d like to volunteer to help clear trails, please contact Dave Miller and Russ Pungrchar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please be safe.