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  • 2022 Trail conditions

    Format: Tour Day, Trail name (number), date ridden or visited, percentage cleared as of that date. Notes. Example: D7, Hat Creek Lakes (6093), 6/7/22, 0%. Notes: snow/blowdown blocking southern access

  • #2
    Trail crew work report on day 1 areas. Click image for larger version

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    • #3
      Big smokey (3 person route) is clear but the shale section above Skillern Hot Springs is as bad as I have sever seen it. loose and blown out at the high point above the river.
      Paradise and snow slide are cut clear but there is a large snow field below the snow slide pass challenge point that will be at least a couple of weeks before it is clear.


      • OregonComrade48
        OregonComrade48 commented
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        Of all the riding we did last year, that shale section scared the hell out of me the MOST.....exposure on way up and at the apex there was barely a bike width to sneak by with a footpeg grabber dump it there you are SOL. Before we went up that it looked like there was a trail on the other side of the river, just to the South, but doesn't show on any maps I have....
        Last edited by OregonComrade48; 06-29-2022, 01:22 PM.

    • #4
      Trailer Ranger report on day 11 areas.

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      • #5
        D5 from Wildhorse to SBS is cleared including the CS.


        • #6
          still very early so unknown as to how this might impact Day 8 and Day 9. Afternoon storms have been prevalent in the area so hopefully they are dropping moisture rather than just bringing winds.

          Incident Maps for Idscf Moose Fire for the Inciweb site.

          Moose (July 17): The fire is located approximately five (5) miles southwest of the North Fork in the vicinity of Moose Creek and Deadwater on the North Fork Ranger District. The fire is estimated at 300 acres burning in grass, brush, and timber. Fire is burning on both sides of the Salmon River and the Salmon River Road (#030). Due to current activity, the Salmon River Road is closed from North Fork to Indianola. Please avoid the area and give responders room to work. Three (3) crews, four (4) helicopters are on scene with additional resources on order. Cause is undetermined. The Forest will share more information on the Moose Fire as it becomes available.

          Due to current and expected fire activity on the Moose Fire, Fire Managers on the Salmon-Challis National Forest are asking the public to avoid these areas:
          *Granite Mountain Road (#092)
          *Hughes Creek Road (#091)
          *Hull Creek Road (#005)
          *Indian Creek Road (#036)
          *Sage Creek Road (#005)
          *Salmon River Road (#030) from North Fork to the junction with Panther Creek Road (#055)
          *The area to the East of Colson Creek Road (#123). The Colson Creek Road is ok to travel as authorized.
          *The area to the East of the Panther Creek Road. The Panther Creek Road is ok to travel
          *The area to the North of the Napias Creek Road (#076). The Napias Creek Road is ok to travel
          *The Stormy Peak Road (#023) from the Forest Boundary to 5 Corners
          Alternate route to downriver from the Panther Creek/Salmon River Road junction:
          *From the South – Morgan Creek Road to Panther Creek Road to Salmon River Road and then west down river.
          *From the North – Williams Creek Road to Panther Creek Road to Salmon River Road and then west down river.
          Expect heavy mine traffic on these routes.
          Risk to responders and public safety are the top priorities for the Moose Fire. Fire managers appreciate your cooperation.
          Last edited by zzseansmith; 07-18-2022, 01:16 PM.


          • #7

            John and I rode the Lolo Motorway and the Magruder Corridor this weekend. Both were open so we checked on a couple trails. Windy Ridge off the Lolo Motorway was not cut. Not even 100 yards into it and there were 4 downed trees with no sign of anyone being there. I assume it wasn't cut last year due to the fires so there is likely 2 years of downfall. The top of Sherman Creek also looked like it had not been cut.

            We were not set up to saw otherwise we would have started.

            The west end of the Lolo Motorway was hit pretty hard with downed trees but they were all cut.


            • #8

              Have you started any Bounty threads yet? If so I would like to donate again this year to anyone that would be willing to go and hit some of the problem areas of the Tour. From what others have said on FB, the areas North of Lowell are needing attention. Thanks