· The southeast corner of the fire area from Yankee Fork Road west to East Valley Creek Road, and from Highway 75 north to the West Fork of the Yankee Fork Trail
· Loon Creek Trail (FS trail #101); west of the trail corridor is closed.
· Loon Creek Road (FS road #172) and an additional 300 foot corridor to the west (Wilderness boundary) are open from its intersection with the Yankee Fork Road north to its intersection with FS Road #007; west of the wilderness boundary is closed.
· Forest Service Road #007 is open to the Tin Cup trailhead; northwest of the road corridor is closed.
The above-described area is within the proclaimed and administrative boundaries of the Middle Fork and Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger Districts of the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area of the Sawtooth National Forest, Custer and Valley Counties, Idaho.
The Salmon-Challis National Forest wants to provide maximum access and use of public lands while ensuring public safety. There are hazards associated with entering a burned area. Forest visitors must be prepared to stay longer than expected due to changing circumstances. Weather conditions such as precipitation and wind can rapidly change conditions on the ground. Wind can blow trees across roadways and precipitation can wash debris across roadways blocking access.
Preparation for the unexpected is the best plan a Forest visitor can have. Items to consider include:
· Adequate food, water, clothing, sleeping bags, and other provisions needed in case of inclement weather and extended stay is necessary in the area of travel.
· Chainsaw, shovel, fuel, in case trees or other debris blocks road access.
· Forest visitors should inform someone they know where they are going and when they plan to be back in case an emergency situation arises.
· Communications that will work in the area you plan to travel (cell phone, satellite phone or satellite emergency notification device)
For more fire and road, trails, and area closure information, visit http://inciweb.org/incident/3062/. For further information related to the Halstead Fire is also available by calling 208-879-4114 or 205-756-5145.