Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell Montana 59901
Kalispell, MT 59901
FLATHEAD NATIONAL FOREST
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
Forest Supervisor’s Order
TRAIL RESTRICTION ORDER
Chair Mountain Connector Trail #686, a section of the Chair Mountain/Trilobite Trail #241, a section of the Dolly Varden Pentagon Trail #173 and a section of Roaring - Argosy Trail #318 are closed due to fire behavior.
Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (b), the following restriction is in effect on the Spotted Bear Ranger District on the Flathead National Forest, Flathead County, Montana. This temporary restriction is in addition to those enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations. These restrictions become effective when signed and will remain in effect until rescinded. See the attached map, Exhibit A.
36 CFR 261.55 – Forest Development Trails:
Being on the trail [Title 36 CFR 261.55(a)]
The below listed National Forest System Trails located on the Spotted Bear Ranger District are closed to all public travel because of wildfire activity associated with the Dolly Varden Fire.
Description of Restricted National Forest Access
Trail #686, in its entirety, from the junction with Dolly Varden Pentagon trail #173 (NW ¼ of Section 20, R 12W, T 26N) to the junction with Chair Mountain/Trilobite Trail #241 (NE ¼ of Section 17, R 12W, T 26N).
Trail #241, from the junction with Dolly Varden Pentagon Trail #173 (NW ¼ of Section 36, R 13W, T 27N) to the junction with the Clack-Trilobite Trail #346 (NW ¼ of Section 27, R 12W, T 26N).
Trail #173, from the junction with Chair Mountain/Trilobite Trail #241 (NW ¼ of Section 36, R 13W, T 27N) to the junction with Switchback Pass #177 (SW ¼ of Section 27, R 12W, T 25N).
Trail #318, from Roaring - Argosy Divide (NE ¼ of Section 22, R 13W, T 26N) to the junction with Dolly Varden Pentagon Trail #173 (NW ¼ of Section 20, R 12W, T 26N).
Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following are exempt from this restriction:
1. Persons with a permit issued by a forest officer specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Done at Kalispell, Montana this 5th day of September, 2017.
By: __/s/ Chip Weber__
Penalty: Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both (16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559 and 3571).
Notification: A copy of this order shall be posted as prescribed in 36 CFR 261.51.