Bear activity in the Half Moon, Cross Creek & Fall Creek areas of the Holy Cross Wilderness (Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District) caused an encounter with improperly stored food at East Cross Creek’s designated camping area. Click on bear-resistant containers to see how to store food appropriately.
All designated dispersed campgrounds at Crater Lake (Aspen-Sopris Ranger District) have been closed until further notice.
The Forest NOW REQUIRES backpackers/campers in the West Maroon Creek drainage to store all food, garbage, & attractants in bear-resistant containers.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Oct 12, 2012 –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) notified the U.S. Forest Service that it has discovered isolated surface deposits of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) on portions of the valley floor at Camp Hale on the White River National Forest. White River Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has ordered a closure of the affected area (see map) until the known hazardous materials have been mitigated and/or removed. Supervisor Fitzwilliams has issued an...see full press release.
Thanks to the quick response of the Eagle/Holy Cross district and a small group of cavers, the broken ladder inside the access culvert at Fulford Cave has been removed and a new ladder installed. Fulford Cave is now open for use. Remember that access to all caves in Region 2 must be authorized through a mandatory registration system that is available online through the regional office. Click here to register.