There are some inaccuracies on the current official list of closures I feel compelled to correct:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 574101.pdf
Franklin Ridge Trail #427:
Closed indefinitely due to severe damage and unstable slopes. (CRGNSA)
No "severe damage" on the trail and no "unstable slopes." It just got really brushy after being neglected for two years. The trail has been brushed out, but deep tread work still needs to be done. However, it needs to be opened so that boot tracks can mitigate the issue until more work parties go in; otherwise, crews will have to start all over again.
George W. Joseph State Natural Area:
Closed full length. (OR State Parks)
Inaccurate: this is the state park that contains Upper Latourell Falls. It's open.
Closed from Angels Rest (MP 0) to Eagle Creek (MP 22.5). Open between Eagle Creek and Cascade Locks. (CRGNSA & OR State Parks)
Innaccurate. It's open
from Angels Rest to Larch Mountain Trail, closed
from Larch Mountain to Cascade Locks, open
from Cascade Locks to Wyeth. Significant sections of the closed 400 have been worked on in the past 1 1/2 years, but crews will have to start all over again because, without boots on the trail, they're getting brushy from lack of use.
West Benson Way Trail #405B:
Closed full length with no timeline for reopening. (Mt. Hood NF)
Nope. It's open.