To ensure public safety during the prescribed burn, portions of several trails will be closedfor the duration of the burn and during the mop-up phase. I will send a message to you when the closures are rescinded. Trail closures include: Wakina Sky Trail, Wakina Sky Road, Stairway to Heaven Trail, Barking Dog Trail, Wakina Ridge Trail, and Black Forest Trail; along with a few areas near adjacent roads. Attached is the closure order and associated map.
Although conditions are favorable for sufficient dispersal, smoke will likely be visible during ignition today, as well as periodically over the next couple of days during mop-up. If you have questions, give me call. Information and maps will soon be posted on our website (www.fs.usda.gov/helena/) and Inciweb (www.inciweb.org).