The “LNU” mega-fire complex in the North Bay includes several big burns—some separate, some merged—like the Walbridge Fire and Hennessy Fire. These roared through sparsely populated areas, but threatened multiple towns and cities, such as Santa Rosa. The populated areas have mostly been saved after more than a week of strenuous effort. But some communities and remote areas where I’ve pedaled suffered heavily.
Here are a few bike rides I’ve recorded in recent years through places hit hard by the LNU complex of fires.
Lake Sonoma: The Walbridge Fire pushed east along Skaggs Spring Road (photo above) to and around the lake, but no assessment of damage yet.
Berryessa – Knoxville Road: Completely burned out along this route north of Lake Berryessa.
Venado: This small community and everything along Mill Creek Road totally devastated.
Armstrong Redwoods: Fire raged through the higher elevations and spread down into the ancient redwoods, but the full extent of damage has not yet been assessed.