I hope they open everything, but the SB Peak Divide Trail could be pretty easily opened I would think. There’s not a lot of dense timber up their waiting to come down. The area under closure that the trail passes through is all above 10,000′ elevation.
Incidentally, there’s quite a lot of area under “fire” closure that simply did not burn. Not sure what the thinking is there. The following sections could be removed from the closure in their entirety:
Township 1 North, Range 1 West, SBBM:
25 and 36
Township 1 North, Range 1 East, SBBM:
30, 31, and 32
Township 1 South, Range 1 West, SBBM:
Township 1 South, Range 1 East, SBBM:
4 (except for NE 1/4 of NE 1/4), 5, 6, 8, and 9
Map link of area, below. Areas shaded in green are under closure but did not burn.
P.S. I’m giving very precise, legal definitions of the land here, areas that it would be extremely easy for the USFS to remove from the closure order. There are other areas that did not burn, but those areas are a little harder to describe in cadastral survey terms. See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadastral_surveying
- This reply was modified 4 years ago by Hikin Jim.