So I ride into the park after the Love ride Sunday to do a few drills before heading home and I smell..what's this?..barbecue?..they haven't allowed barbecue in the park since the last big fire. Did they lift the ban recently? At one point I go by a picnic area and a guy has the entire barbecue unit engulfed in flames. I'm thinking did I just ride into another dimension populated by complete imbeciles goverened by complete imbeciles?
So I start looking for a ranger, ride over to the ranger station, deserted. So I head home. Sure enough
on the evening news, Griffith Park Brush Fire-Zoo Evacuated. And the Fire Departmnet statement..We have no idea how the fire started. No Idea? Maybe it has something to do with allowing people that are incapable of handling fire safely to start thier own private brush fires in the picnic areas all over the park.
I have noticed that park usage was way down since the cook-out ban. So apparently the city government lifted the ban to encourage more people to use the park. Nice move, we almost made it through one weekend without setting the place on fire again.