I appreciate the Adventure Cycling Route map showing the fire incidents. However, the simple icon designation for "fire" doesn't adequately distinguish between big fires and little fires, in my opinion. Thus, I still look at Inci to determine what I'm dealing with. I've cancelled my trip to Idaho for this year.
The Pioneer Fire is currently the largest forest fire in the country, over 100,000 acres. There are two fires with more acreage this fire season, but those were grassland fires. The Rough Fire does also have area closures.
It would be great if the ACA map can sometime incorporate the outlines of the fire areas as served up by inciweb.
Yes, I agree, checking with Inci is definitely important to get all the facts straight on a fire situation. They keep their site more up-to-date than they refresh the data that populates our interactive map.
I don't know if perimeter data is available from InciWeb directly or if it would be measurably better than the USGS fire perimeter layer we are currently including on the interactive map layer options. Check the box next to "USGS Fire Data (Active Perimeters)" to see this.
Sorry you had to cancel your trip due to the fires. I hope you try again!