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Bicycle Travel => Temporary ACA Route Road Closures => Topic started by: jrobertson on July 26, 2021, 12:06:26 pm

 
Title: GD Section 01 - Hay Creek Fire, Red Meadow Rd. Closed, July 2021
Post by: jrobertson on July 26, 2021, 12:06:26 pm
The Hay Creek Fire in the whitefish range has closed the red meadow road (FSR 115).
inciweb incident: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7712/61710/
closure map: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/7712/1/116891

At this time we recommend using US 93 to get around this section between Eureka and Whitefish. There is a rumor that there is more fire activity on the Upper Whitefish Road, but we do not have any official information yet.
Title: Re: GD Section 01 - Hay Creek Fire, Red Meadow Rd. Closed, July 2021
Post by: ntaylor on July 26, 2021, 01:06:31 pm
Here are two options to reduce miles riding US 93. As of 7/26, these are both open but highly susceptible to change with increased fire activity.

1)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36927290
Begins in Stryker, 17.4 mi. total, over 2000 ft gain. Riding this option avoids 30 mi. of US 93 between Stryker and Whitefish. Only services are a campground at Upper Whitefish Lake (though numerous undesignated sites along the way).

2)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36927342
Begins in Olney, 8.8 mi. total, just under 1000 ft gain. Riding this option avoids 18 mi. of US 93 between Olney and Whitefish. No official services (though numerous undesignated campsites along the way).


Nathan
ACA
Title: Re: GD Section 01 - Hay Creek Fire, Red Meadow Rd. Closed, July 2021
Post by: jrobertson on August 25, 2021, 06:57:45 pm
The Hay Creek Fire closure has been rescinded as of 8/24:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7712/?fbclid=IwAR0nRVHByn4ogrl2A3X_N3rSVKRe5f2wzvXPWULGaTImGXEvnO7viCi0XB0

the Great Divide Section 1 is now open across the Whitefish Range.