[cdt-l] Update to Closures Affecting Bob Marshall Complex of the CDNST in Montana

Greg Warren gwarren at fs.fed.us
Tue Aug 14 12:35:29 CDT 2007

Update to Bob Marshall Complex Segment of the CDNST in Montana
                              August 10, 2007

A Fire Closure on the Lewis and Clark and Flathead National Forests limits
access to a large segment of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Travel along the CDNST is prohibited from Highway 2 south through the
Badger-Two Medicine area and adjoining Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
Due to fire activity, there are no viable alternative routes on the west or
east around the fire closure.

Continental Divide Trail users should plan on bypassing the stretch of
trail between Highway 200 at Rogers Pass and Highway 2 at Marias Pass, as
only the following trail segment is open:

           From Highway 200 traveling north to Green Fork Cabin.
           Hikers must exit the trail at either Smith Creek or Elk Creek
           Glacier Park is still open, and the CDNST can be re-joined at
           the southern edge of the park.

These fires are expected to actively burn until a season-ending weather
event, so it is unlikely that these segments of the CDNST will be re-opened
or safe to travel until late fall 2007.
   Ahorn Fire Information http://www.inciweb.org/incident/805/
   Skyland Fire Information http://www.inciweb.org/incident/877/
   Conger Fire Information http://www.inciweb.org/incident/825/

Contact numbers for information on the area are as follows:
     Rocky Mountain Ranger District, Lewis & Clark NF - (406)-466-5341
     Spotted Bear Ranger District, Flathead NF - (406) 758-5376
     Hungry Horse/Glacier View RD, FNF - (406) 387-3800
     Seeley Lake Ranger District - (406) 677-2233

Fire Information Numbers for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex area:
      Bob Marshall Area Joint Information Center – 1-866-831-7450
     Ahorn Fire Information - (406) 562-3922
     Fool Creek WFU Fire Information - (406) 466-3560
     Skyland Fire Information - (406) 226-4333
     Conger Fire Information (Lolo NF, west of the CDNST) - (406) 677-3909

Kelsey McCartney
Lewis & Clark National Forest SO
Great Falls, MT
(406) 791-7776
kmccartney at fs.fed.us

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