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Offline Yvonne

GDMBR Section 1 Map C 2018 - 467 Trail wildfire - Aug. 2018
« on: August 12, 2018, 06:21:52 pm »
On 8/12/18 pm there is a pre-evacuation order for the Marsh Creek Rd. area SE of Lincoln MT due to the 20-acre "467 Trail Fire" near the south fork of Poorman Creek near Granite Butte.  Check the Helena-Lewis and Clark NF Facebook page for updates or inciweb:

As of this time (morning of 8/13) Marsh Creek Rd. is not closed but that could change at any time.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 10:37:10 am by CMajernik »

Offline jrobertson

Re: GDMBR Section 1 Map C 2018 - 467 Trail wildfire - Aug. 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 11:46:47 am »
As of 8/14, there is a closure order affecting Section 1 map C. See image below. The alternate route around this closure area is to continue on the Stemple Pass Rd. instead of turning up S. Fk. Poorman Creek Rd. at turn "L". > Continue to SR 279, Turn right on SR 279 to Canyon Creek, then Turn right on Little Prickly Pear Rd. and rejoin the route at turn 'N".

« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 12:34:25 pm by CMajernik »

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Offline JohnFromDenver

Great Divide Sec1 MapC - 467 Fire Suggested Bypass - Aug. 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 02:54:12 pm »
The Trail 467 Fire erupted Saturday, August 11, 2018, resulting in the closure of South Fork of the Poorman and Marsh Creek Road east of Stemple Pass Road.

Here is the incident report website:

Barbara and I run a cyclist cabin on Marsh Creek Road, 3.3 miles south of the Marsh Creek Road closure.

To avoid riding on MT200 and MT279, I suggest the following alternative:

1) Take the GDMBR Stemple Pass bypass route to Stemple Pass.
2) Continue on Stemple Pass Road for approximately 6.5 miles downhill to Gravelly Range Road on your right. I believe there is a sign marking this road.
3) Continue on Gravelly Range Road for approximately 5 miles to Gravelly Range Lake Road on your right. This road is NOT marked. You will do a  downhill section, cross a creek then Gravelly Range Lake Road will be about 100 yards beyond the creek. It is a very sharp turn uphill.
4) Continue on Gravelly Range Lake Road for approximately 2.3 miles to rejoin the GDMBR at Marsh Creek Road. The junction is NOT marked but just continue downhill.

Our cabin is just 0.3 miles south from the junction of Gravelly Range Lake Road and Marsh Creek Road.

The Gravelly Range roads entail about 1000' of climbing. It is all unmaintained dirt roads in fairly decent condition.

I have attached a .KMZ file which shows the route (along with a track down to the MT279 which you should ignore ...).

As with all fire closures, I have no idea how long the closure will be in effect.

If you have any questions, please call us at 406-368-2226.

We look forward to seeing you at our place!

« Last Edit: August 15, 2018, 03:26:40 pm by CMajernik »

Offline JohnFromDenver

Re: GDMBR Section 1 Map C 2018 - 467 Trail wildfire - Aug. 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 05:02:21 pm »
The GDMBR between Lincoln and Helena is now open with no restrictions.

According to this order:

Marsh Creek Road and South Fork of the Poorman roads are now open.

Portions of the Continental Divide Trail and the Helmville-Gould Trail are closed but this does NOT affect the GDMBR.

Of course, this could change if this or other fires erupt in the area.