I agree with Chris. The length of the closures seems too long, and the reasons given exaggerated. I’m referring to both the Lake and Mountain fire closures. A winter hike up and down Icehouse Canyon or the Devil’s Slide Trail strikes me as probably being more dangerous than hiking in the fire closure areas, let alone a summit climb of Baldy, San Gorgonio or San Jacinto, all of which are allowed. Also, it is frustrating that the SBNF communicates with us through the volunteer SGWA, but when we try to engage SWGA in discussion, they simply refer us to SBNF.