Gorge closure order

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Gorge closure order

Post by aircooled » September 25th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Oregon side of the Gorge closed for business until January 15, 2018.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/ORCGF/2 ... 2624-0.pdf

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by Webfoot » September 25th, 2017, 8:40 pm

Strange that areas that did not burn are closed, while the the area near the Columbia and Eagle Creek gorge is not included in that closure zone.

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by adamschneider » September 25th, 2017, 10:20 pm

Webfoot wrote:Strange that areas that did not burn are closed, while the the area near the Columbia and Eagle Creek gorge is not included in that closure zone.
This closure order is just for the Hood River Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest. The area within the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area has a separate closure order that for now expires 10/15/17 but will likely be extended.

The "Updated Eagle Creek Fire Closure Area Map" on the Inciweb maps page shows the combined area that's been closed by the USFS, but even that map isn't complete because it doesn't show the Oregon State Park lands that have been closed, like Shepperd's Dell State Park (which contains most of the Angel's Rest Trail).

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by Lurch » September 26th, 2017, 8:54 am

Aha! I knew I saw this post somewhere... I put this up in the Damage thread since I couldn't find it earlier... but the gorge is definitely still shut down..

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 559571.pdf

All trailheads for Historic Columbia River Hwy State Trail - Closed Until further notice
John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor - Closed Until further notice
Ainsworth State Park - Closed Until further notice
Benson State Recreation Area - Closed Until further notice
Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint - Closed Until further notice
Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area - Closed Until further notice
George W. Joseph State Natural Area - Closed Until further notice
Guy W. Talbot State Park - Closed Until further notice
Angel's Rest Trail (#415) - Closed Until further notice
Columbia River - Oregon Shoreline Access - Closed Until further notice
Eagle Creek Campground - Closed Until further notice
Buck Point Trail (#439) - Closed Until further notice
Eagle Creek Day Use Area - Closed Until further notice
Eagle Creek Trailhead & Trail (#440) - Closed Until further notice
Lower Punch Bowl Trail (#440B) - Closed Until further notice
Metlako Falls Spur Trail (#440A) - Closed Until further notice
Ruckel Creek Trail (#405) - Closed Until further notice
Shady Glen Trail (#402A) - Closed Until further notice
Wauna Viewpoint Trail (#402) - Closed Until further notice
Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground - Closed Until further notice
Gorge 400 Trail - Closed Until further notice
Gorge 400 (MP 0 - 12.5) Angels Rest to Ainsworth - Closed Until further notice
Gorge 400 (MP 15 - 19.5) John Yeon to Wahclella - Closed Until further notice
Gorge 400 (MP 19.5 - 22.5) Wahclella to Eagle Crk - Closed Until further notice
Gorge 400 (MP 22.5 - 25) Eagle Cr to Cascade Locks - Closed Until further notice
Gorge 400 (MP 25 - 35) Cascade Locks to Wyeth - Closed Until further notice
Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp - Closed Until further notice
Herman Creek Trailhead - Closed Until further notice
Deadwood Trail (#422) - Closed Until further notice
Gorton Creek Trail (#408) - Closed Until further notice
Herman Bridge Trail (#406E) - Closed Until further notice
Herman Creek Trail (#406) - Closed Until further notice
Nick Eaton Trail (#447) - Closed Until further notice
Ridge Cutoff Trail (#437) - Closed Until further notice
Historic Columbia River Highway - Closed Until further notice
HCRH (US 30) - Waterfall Corridor - Closed Until further notice
HCRH State Trail - Bonneville segment - Closed Until further notice
Moffett Creek Trail (#430) - Closed Until further notice
Tanner Butte Trail (#401) - Closed Until further notice
Tanner Creek Trail (#431) - Closed Until further notice
HCRH State Trail - Mitchell Point segment - Closed Until further notice
Mount Defiance Trail (#413) - Closed Until further notice
Starvation Ridge Cut-off Trail (#414B) - Closed Until further notice
Starvation Ridge Trail (#414) - Closed Until further notice
Horsetail Falls & Trail (#438) - Closed Until further notice
Larch Mountain - Closed Until further notice
Larch Mountain Trail (#441) - Closed Until further notice
Multnomah Creek Way Trail (#444) - Closed Until further notice
Multnomah Spur Trail (#446) - Closed Until further notice
Sherrard Point Trail (#443) - Closed Until further notice
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness: Columbia Gorge - Closed Until further notice
Multnomah Falls - Closed Until further notice
Multnomah Falls Lodge - Closed Until further notice
Multnomah Falls Overlook Spur Trail (#441A) - Closed Until further notice
Nesmith Point Trail (#428) - Closed Until further notice
Oneonta Trailhead - Closed Until further notice
Bell Creek Trail (#459) - Closed Until further notice
Franklin Ridge Trail (#427) - Closed Until further notice
Horsetail Creek Trail (#425) - Closed Until further notice
Oneonta Trail (#424) - Closed Until further notice
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (#2000) - Open south of Lolo Pass and North of Cascade Locks
Bridge Of The Gods Trailhead - Closed Until further notice
Pacific Crest Trail #2000 - Closed Until further notice
Wahclella Falls Trail (#436) - Closed Until further notice
Wahkeena Falls - Closed Until further notice
Devils Rest Trail (#420C) - Closed Until further notice
Return Trail (#442) - Closed Until further notice
Vista Point Trail (#419) - Closed Until further notice
Wahkeena Trail (#420) - Closed Until further notice
Wyeth Campground - Closed Until further notice
Wyeth Trail (#411) - Closed Until further notice
Anthill Trail (#406B) - Closed Until further notice
Bear Lake Trail (#413A) - Closed Until further notice
Benson Ruckle Trail (#405A) - Closed Until further notice
Benson Spur Trail (#405C) - Closed Until further notice
Benson Way Trail (#405B) - Closed Until further notice
Black Lake Trail (#409A) - Closed Until further notice
Casey Creek Trail (#476) - Closed Until further notice
Chinidere Cuttoff Trail (#406M) - Closed Until further notice
Chinidere Mountain Trail (#445) - Closed Until further notice
Dublin Lake Trail (#401B) - Closed Until further notice
Eagle Benson Trail (#434) - Closed Until further notice
Eagle Creek Trail (#440) - Closed Until further notice
Eagle Tanner Trail (#433) - Closed Until further notice
Gorton Greek Trail (#408) - Closed Until further notice
Green Point Ridge Trail (#418) - Closed Until further notice
Herman Creek Trail (#406) - Closed Until further notice
Herman Creek Cutoff Trail (#410) - Closed Until further notice
Indian Springs Trail (#435) - Closed Until further notice
Mitchell Point Trail (#417) - Closed Until further notice
Moffett Creek (#430) - Closed Until further notice
Mt Defiance Trail (#413) - Closed Until further notice
Mud Lake Trail (#406A) - Closed Until further notice
Nick Eaton Trail (#447) - Closed Until further notice
North Lake Trail (#423) - Closed Until further notice
Plateau Cutoff (#412) - Closed Until further notice
Rainy Lake Trail (#423A) - Closed Until further notice
Rainy Wahtum Trail (#409) - Closed Until further notice
Tanner Butte Trail (#401) - Closed Until further notice
Tanner Creek Trail (#431) - Closed Until further notice
Tanner Cutoff Trail (#448) - Closed Until further notice
Tanner Springs Trail (#401E) - Closed Until further notice
Wahtum Express (#406H) - Closed Until further notice
Warren Lake Trail (#417A) - Closed Until further notice
West Benson Way Trail (#405B) - Closed Until further notice
Wyeth Trail (#411) - Closed Until further notice
Black Lake Campground - Closed Until further notice
Ottertail Campground - Closed Until further notice
Pacific Crest at Lolo Pass and Indian Springs Trailheads - Closed Until further notice
Rainy Lake Campground - Closed Until further notice
Wahtum Lake Campground - Closed Until further notice
Warren Lake Trailhead - Closed Until further notice
Road 1310, 1311 - Closed Until further notice
Road 28 - Closed beginning at the forest boundary including associated spur roads Until further notice

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by Chase » September 27th, 2017, 5:48 am

There are people (rangers, FS employees, others?) at several closed exits on 84 who have the job of keeping people out of the closed areas. They are supplied with porta potties, so I'm guessing they are there for a while. There's even a ranger waiting at the PCT in CL.
The news is reporting that Starvation Creek State Park has reopened, but I'm guessing that does not include the trails or at least not very far onto the trails.

http://www.kgw.com/mobile/article/news/ ... -478526501

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by Eric Peterson » September 27th, 2017, 5:56 am

Chase, 412 and 413 trails are closed at Starvation according the the USFS closure list...

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by retired jerry » September 27th, 2017, 6:00 am

funny that they have to station officials there to keep people out

that would be a boring job. Better bring some good books.

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by Eric Peterson » September 27th, 2017, 6:02 am

Flip floppers need to be restrained from entering the burn areas and hurting themselves Jerry...

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by retired jerry » September 27th, 2017, 6:32 am

of course it will be more expensive to rescue unrestrained people who wander into the wilderness, so better to station officials at the trailhead :lol:

sort of like zombie movies

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Re: Gorge closure order

Post by Lurch » September 27th, 2017, 7:24 am

retired jerry wrote:of course it will be more expensive to rescue unrestrained people who wander into the wilderness, so better to station officials at the trailhead :lol:

sort of like zombie movies
SAR is rarely about expense, nearly all ground assets are unpaid volunteer.. The problem is the hazards in the burned area. My personal safety hierarchy would go 1: myself 2: my team 3: everyone else 4: the subject. This isn't some 80's action movie, they're no-go's for a reason.

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