Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cleveland National Forest is still closed... No kidding...

Our trails in Cleveland National Forest are really closed although in many cases there are no signs warning about it. I was itching to run to the Old Camp, but after I checked USDA Forest Service web site I am going to opt out until they open up the trails officially - thanks to timely warnings I got from Jess and Linda that kept me out of trouble.

"A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both."

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland/conditions/forest-closure.shtml

Probably they are just bluffing and it is not THAT serious - but the incentive is pretty sound to keep me from checking on how serious they are about it :)

1 comment:

Dmitri Chechuy said...

"The Cleveland National Forest (Forest) reopens on Saturday, November 10, 2007 after an emergency closure due to the recent and ongoing fires that started October 21, 2007."

"Closures of recently burned areas and adjoining lands are routinely implemented to protect the public from a variety of hazard such as rolling rocks and falling trees. There are also firefighters continuing their work in extinguishing fires in these areas and the discharge of firearms related to hunting poses a threat to their welfare.

Maps of these areas will be available Friday morning, November 9, 2007 on the Cleveland National Forest website at www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland."