[cdt-l] Rat Creek Fire

Jeff Braun jbraun at vizsolutions.com
Tue Aug 14 14:32:47 CDT 2007

For the first time in a week I have managed to access inciweb.org

The Rat Creek fire is now 8000 acres and it sounds like the forest 
service has a route around the closure for CDT hikers. Check with them.



At 09:12 AM 8/14/2007, you wrote:
>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).
> >
> >Jeff
> >
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