Trail work to impact part of Shoshone National Forest near Lander in early May

Contact(s): Kristie Salzmann, 307-578-5190


CODY, Wyo., April 20, 2018 - As work continues on the Middle Fork Stock Bypass Trail on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest, there will be some impacts in Sinks Canyon May 5th through May 8th.

 

The next step in building the new Middle Fork Stock Bypass Trail involves blasting operations, which will occur throughout the day on Monday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 8th. These operations will occur on the slope above Bruce’s Bridge Day Use Picnic Area. To ensure safety of the public, the following restrictions will be enforced:

•  No overnight parking at the Bruce’s Bridge Parking Lot on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th; however visitors will still be able to use the Middle Fork Trail network on those days without any delays.

•  No day or overnight parking at the Bruce’s Bridge Parking Lot, Lower Corrals, or Bruce’s Bridge Day Use Picnic Area on Monday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 8th

•  Road guards will direct visitors to park at the Hugh Otte Dispersed Camping Area or along the side of the highway on Monday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 8th

 

Visitors to the Shoshone National Forest will be able to use the Middle Fork Trail network on Monday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 8th, but delays are likely to occur due to blasting operations.  Road and trail guards will be posted at key locations to help direct traffic.

 

For more information, please contact the Washakie District Office at 307-332-5460. For additional information on the Shoshone National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/shoshone, follow us on Twitter (@ShoshoneNF), or like us on Facebook (US Forest Service – Shoshone National Forest).

 

As America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.

 

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