[cdt-l] Rat Creek Fire

Jeff Braun jbraun at vizsolutions.com
Tue Aug 14 10:12:06 CDT 2007

According to the Wisdom Ranger office the CDT is closed in the 
vicinity of Schultz Saddle. Road 106 though Gibbons Pass remains open 
to through traffic only, and everything northeast of the road to the 
Divide is closed. It sounded like the CDT closure starts at Gibbons 
Pass, but it might be worth checking if you can continue northeast 4 
miles to Trail 78.

There are not closures in the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness at this time.


At 11:22 PM 8/13/2007, you wrote:
>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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