Roads Are Still Closed?

The valley temperatures are warming up these days. Time to head to the hills and go into the wilderness for a weekend….wait…roads are still closed? Yep. That is right. Even with the temperatures getting up into the 90’s last weekend the roads are still closed due to snow.

Typically roads are closed till Memorial Day weekend (end of May), especially those by trailheads leading into the wilderness. Yes, sometimes the snow is all gone but the roads are still closed. Why? Debris, landslides, washouts, sink holes, and/or down trees from winter storms make the road unsafe for the public to use. It takes time to clear the roads and make it safe again.

Please be patient with the Forest Service and Parks as they do their best to get these roads open for all of us to use. Give a district office a call before heading out on a trip. It could save you a drive and possibly frustration if you were wanting to go tomorrow. In the meantime plan a trip, study the maps, and make an itinerary for you and others to have. Check out the “Preparation” section if you need help.

About Joshua

http://about.me/joshuacourter
This entry was posted in Closures, General and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.