[cdt-l] Rat Creek Fire

Jeff Braun jbraun at vizsolutions.com
Tue Aug 14 00:22:11 CDT 2007

The Rat Creek Fire located roughly 3 miles east of Gibbons Pass and 
25 miles west of Wisdom is probably the first fire northbound hikers 
will encounter. There are so many fires in Montana it is hard to be 
sure about that. The fire started August 9th and is now 1500 acres.

The closure for the Rat Creek fire is described as east of the 
Continental Divide including Schultz Saddle Road. See 
http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/b-d/news/2007-0811rat-cr.pdf for closures 
before the fire increased from 120 acres to 1500.

Not sure if the CDT is closed as it is on the Divide, but if it is 
closed, there are enough trails and roads west of the Divide to leave 
the CDT 4 miles northeast of Gibbons Pass and continue in a general 
north and northeast direction to the AP Wilderness (and then 
southeast to the CDT).


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