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Thursday, August 13, 2015



SALMON-CHALLIS NATIONAL FOREST TRAIL CLOSURES (Middle Fork Complex)
Salmon, Idaho:  The Salmon-Challis National Forest has closed four wilderness trails on the North Fork Ranger District. Closure signs are being posted to inform forest visitors. These closures are necessary to provide forest visitors protection from the current safety hazards associated with the Middle Fork Complex of fires, which includes the Waterfall and Stoddard fires. More closures may be necessary based on fire activity and firefighting operations.          

·         South Fork Waterfall Trail (Forest Trail #6019), beginning at the junction with Waterfall Trail (Forest Trail #6045) to its end.

·         Waterfall Trail (Forest Trail #6045), beginning at the junction with Middle Fork River Trail (Forest Trail #6044) to the confluence of the trail and the outlet of Terrace Lakes (where trail crosses headwaters of Waterfall Creek.)

·         Stoddard Lake Trail (Forest Trail #6140) beginning at Stoddard Creek Point at the junction with Stoddard Trail (Forest Trail #6169) to its junction with Forest Trail #6168.

·         Stoddard Trail (Forest Trail #6169) beginning at the confluence of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Salmon River, to its end at the junction with Forest Trail #6168.
For closure maps, fire updates, and photos, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4485/ 

The primary concern is safety of firefighters and the public.  Hot and dry weather is predicted in the upcoming days.  Know before you go.  Always check with your local Ranger Station prior to your trip to get the most up to date information on current fire activity, closures, fire danger, and fire restrictions for the area. 

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