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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Fire on the CDT!

This just in from the Forest Service: A wildfire in the northern section of the Bob Marshall Wilderness has closed the Continental Divide Trail. Reports say the fire was lit by a lightning strike and has grown to more than 3,000 acres. Teams heading into this region to scout the trail please contact us for more info, if we don't contact you beforehand.

Below is a list of trail closures from the CDT list serve (emailed @ 3:40 p.m. today):

• North Fork Sun River Trail (#110)
Closed from the junction of Route Creek Trail (#108) to Sun River Pass.

Open Fork Trail (#116)

Monroe Creek Trail (#188)

Wrong Ridge Trail (#187)

Washboard Reef Trail (#117)
Closed from the wilderness boundary to junction with Trail #108.

Sun River Pass Trail
Closed from Sun River Pass north to junction with Bowl Creek Trail at Grizzly Park.

Alternate routes are required for all thru-hikers and section hikers on the CDT.

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