Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Methow Valley Ranger District
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cub Creek 2 Fire
Closure Order: 06-17-04-21-35
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Methow Valley Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. This Order supersedes Order # 06-17-04-21-32, dated September 24, 2021, signed by Forest Supervisor Kristin Bail. This Order is effective October 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, unless rescinded sooner. PROHIBITIONS: 1. Entering into or being upon National Forest System Lands, as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.53(e)]. 2. Being on any National Forest System trail, as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.55(a)]. 3. Being on any National Forest System Road as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.54(e)].
FIRE EMERGENCY AREA AND ROAD CLOSURE DESCRIPTION: The Fire Emergency Area Closure is defined as follows:
The closure area begins at the junction of NFS Rd 5100000 Chewuch and the FS boundary at T36N R21E S35, then follows the FS boundary north and west to an unnamed ridge in the SW corner to T36N R21E S 27. From there, the boundary follows the ridge to the northwest until it joins the ridge forming the hydrologic boundary between Cub Creek and Eightmile Creek drainages in the northeast corner of T36N R21E S27. The boundary follows this ridge to the northwest until it intersects with FSR 5200150 in the northwest corner of T36N R21E S18, where it then follows this road northeast. FSR 5200150 remains open. In T36N R21E S7, the boundary leaves the road and continues northeast to Deer Creek in T36N R21E S6, then follows this creek east until it crosses FSR 5130100. FSR 5130100 remains closed. The boundary then follows FSR 5130100 north to its junction with FSR 5220000, then follows FSR 5220000 east to its junction with FSR 5130000 in T36N R21E S5. The boundary then follows FSR 5130000 northwest to where it becomes FSR 5130580 in T38N R20E S23, then follows FSR 5130580 to its end. FSR 5220000, 5130000, and 5130580 remain open. From the end of FSR 5130580, the boundary climbs northeast to Falls Creek Trail #518 in T38N R20E S14, then follows the trail north until it crosses the boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness. Trail #518 remains closed. The boundary follows the Pasayten Wilderness boundary north and east to Lake Creek Trail #500, then follows this trail southeast to its starting point on FSR 5160100. Trail #500 remains open. The boundary
then follows FSR 5160100 southeast to its beginning at FSR 5160. From the junction of FSR5160 and 5160100, the boundary follows FSR 5160 south to the southeast corner of T37N R22E S18, then crosses the Chewuch River east to the mouth of North Twentymile Creek and follows this creek east to the southeast corner of T37N R22E S11. From this point, the boundary climbs southeast to South Twentymile Trail #512 in T37N R23E S19, then follows this trail southwest to its western terminus on FSR 3700800 in T37N R22E S22. The boundary then follows an unnamed ridge to the southeast until it intersects North Fork Boulder Creek in T36N R22E S10, then follows this stream southwest until it intersects with FSR 3700000 in T36N R22E S15. From here, the boundary follows FSR 3700000 southwest to its junction with FSR 5010000 in T36N R21E S35, then follows FSR 5010000 north to a point in the southwest corner of T36N R21E S24, then follows the FS boundary north, west, then south to its intersection with FSR 5100000 in the northeast corner of T36N R21E S23. From here, the boundary follows FSR 5100000 south to the starting point in T36N R21E S35. FSR 370000, 5010000, and 5100000 remain open. Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife land in the southwest corner of T36N R21E S12 and the northwest corner of T36N R21E S13 are excluded from the closure area. The following roads and trails remain open: · FSR 3700000; · FSR 5010000; · FSR 5100000; · FSR 5160000; · FSR 5160100; · FSR 5130000 · FSR 5220000 All other developed and dispersed campgrounds, trailheads, trails, and roads on NFS lands within the closure area remain closed. These include: Campgrounds · Buck Lake · Chewuch · Falls Creek · Flat · Nice Roads · FSR 3700800, 3700805, 3700818, 3700820, 3700825, 3700840, 3700860, 3700861, 3700875, 3700900, 3700932, and 3700998. · FSR5010100, 5010150, 5010300, 5010410, 5010415, 5010420, 5010500, 5010650, and 5010685. · FSR 5100015, 5100073, 5100090, 5100095, 5100100, 5100115, 5100117, 5100130, 5100131, 5100140, 5100150, 5100151, 5100152, 5100170, 5100210, 5100215, 5100220, 5100225, 5100248, 5130100, 5130140, 5130149, 5130155, 5130160, 5130165, 5130175, 5130196, 5130203, 5130205, 5130209, 5130300, 5130340, 5130360, 5130375, 5130380, 5130382, 5130410, 5130415, 5130420, 5130430, 5130435, 5130445, 5130460, 5130470, 5130475, 5130570, 5140000, 5140030, 5140280, 5140300, 5140320, 5140400, 5140430, 5160035, 5160040, 5160095, 5160150, 5160250, and 5160250A.
Trails · Trail 517 Crystal Lake · Trail 518 Falls Creek · Trail 518.1 Falls Creek Falls · Trail 523 Eightmile Ridge · Trail 559 First Butte
The portion of the following trail that extends beyond the Emergency Closure Area is also closed: · Trail 517 Crystal Lake The following road and trail that are located outside of the Emergency Closure Area are also closed: · FSR 5160250 · Trail 510 Chewuch, from the Thirtymile Trailhead to the junction with Trail 534.
See Exhibit A for closure map. EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order: 1. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
2. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation Order), specifically exempting them from this Order. These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A. Violations of this prohibition are 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 U.S.C.§ 551; 18 U.S.C. §§ 3551, 3559, 3571, and 3581).
Executed in Wenatchee, Washington on this 1st day of October 2021. KRISTIN BAIL Digitally signed by KRISTIN BAIL Date: 2021.10.01 13:34:24 -07'00' KRISTIN M. BAIL Forest Supervisor Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest