NF Closure Extended Thru 10/8

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NF Closure Extended Thru 10/8

Post by maverick » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:16 am

Inyo NF:
Today, we received direction from the Regional Office that the Emergency Forest Closures would be extended for the seven of the nine forests that are currently closed. This includes the Inyo National Forest. The regional order is expected to be extended through October 8. Emergency Fire Restrictions will also be extended.

As always, the regional order can be rescinded or extended, based on conditions.

The Regional Office decision is based on the continued hot and dry conditions that remain in the forecast for the upcoming week, continued active fires throughout the state, and continued firefighting resources limitations.


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Partial Re-Opening Of Inyo NF 10/3

Post by maverick » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:15 am

Ansel Adams, Hoover, and John Muir Wilderness closed till 12/1. :(

Inyo NF:
Emergency Fire Restrictions in Effect
Inyo National Forest is partially re-opening:

Open: Wildernesses in the Inyo Mountains and the White Mountains, front country dispersed areas throughout the forest, developed sites, resorts, and recreation resident cabins.Developed recreation campgrounds will re-open. However, many campgrounds will remain closed due to end of season operations or because they are within closed areas.

Closed: Inyo National Forest within Madera County remains closed. The most common destinations are Reds Meadow Valley and the Devils Postpile National Monument. This area remains closed due to the Creek Fire to the west.

Forest Closure 05-04-51-20-17 remains in effect and closes areas, including Monache Meadows, due to the SQF Complex (Castle Fire).

Forest order 05-04-54-20-15 remains in effect and includes Navy Beach and the South Tufa Area.

The Inyo portions of the South Sierra, Golden Trout, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Owens River Headwaters, and Hoover Wilderness Areas remain closed through December 1, 2020.
This closure may be rescinded or extended as needed. Many of the Inyo’s trail networks lead into active fire areas that are closed and that are managing complex and difficult fires.
Forest order 05-04-50-20-18 and Maps: Exhibit B / Exhibit C

Fire Restrictions are in effect.

Propane and gas stove use are now permitted in developed recreation sites in National Forests in California. Developed recreation sites are defined as areas that have been improved or developed for recreation such as campgrounds and day use sites.
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Re: NF Closure Extended Thru 10/8

Post by gary c. » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:39 am

Sequoia NF has opened south of the Kern-Tulare line.
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Re: Partial Re-Opening Of Inyo NF 10/3

Post by c9h13no3 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:57 pm

maverick wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:15 am
Ansel Adams, Hoover, and John Muir Wilderness closed till 12/1. :(
Yeah, I wasn't too pleased with this bizarrely long & overly restrictive closure either.
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Re: NF Closure Extended Thru 10/8

Post by ironmike » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:03 pm

Maverick’s repost of the INF closure update somehow lost the links for the current closure maps (Exhibits B and C), but those are readily available on the website. There is also a detailed list of the open campgrounds (roughly 15 or so, all eastern side) on there.

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Re: NF Closure Extended Thru 10/8

Post by maverick » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:16 am

There is also a detailed list of the open campgrounds (roughly 15 or so, all eastern side) on there.
Wasn't listed on the site where I got the info, and was having phone issues and couldn't copy and paste the list form another site. :\
Open campgrounds:
Aspen, Lower Lee Vining, Hartley Springs, Glass Creek, Big Springs, Oh Ridge, Twin Lakes, Silver Lake, New Shady Rest, Convict, French Camp, Four Jeffery, Sabrina, Bitterbrush, Upper Sage, Lone Pine, and Whitney Portal.
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