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Hog Trough Fire

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Bitterroot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1801 North 1st Hamilton Montana 59840
Hamilton, MT 59840

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August 1 CLOSURE UPDATE: Hog Trough Fire Road, Trail and Area Closures

Hog Trough Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/1/2022

The following roads and trails are closed to the public to ensure public and firefighter safety. Heavy equipment and other ground support will be working along these roads removing vegetation.
 
CLOSED TRAILS and ROADS:

1. Railroad Creek, National Forest System Trail #77 to Trail#313 C at the gate. 
2. Weasel Creek, National Forest System Trail #156, from milepost 0.00 at its junction with NFSR #461.
3. A section of the Chain of Lakes Trail #313, National Forest System Trail #313 where it intersects Trail #77 Railroad Creek, Weasel Creek Trail #156.
4. Skalkaho Creek -Jerry Lake Trail #503, National Forest System Trail #503.
5. US Forest Service Road #75, Rye Creek Rd, from the Junction with Highway 38 (Skalkaho Highway) to the junction with Skalkaho Creek, Jerry Lake Trailhead #503.
6. US Forest Service 5070 (Sand Basin Cr) Road is currently closed.
7. . US Forest Service Road #711 from its intersection with Highway 38 (Skalkaho Highway) to the US Forest Service Road #75, including ancillary roads leading from the 711 road [FSR Roads #5783, FSR Road # 62622, FSR Road 13257, FSR Road # 711A].

DESCRIBED AREA:
All NFS Lands on the Darby Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest in the area bounded at the Junction of the 75 (Skalkaho Road) and Trail #77 which runs east for 3.52 miles where it intersects at the Junction of Trail #313 (Chain of Lakes); head south along Trail #313 for 0.50 miles south where it intersects Trail #156 (Weasel Creek) and south along Trail #313 for 2.75 miles to the Trail #503; travel west along Trail #503 for 4.50 miles west toward the 75 Road .

The USDA FS 75 Road is now ORDER NUMBER 22-D2-01 closed from the Junction with the Skalkaho Highway 38 to the Jerry Lake Trailhead #503/Skalkaho Creek junction. 
  
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Area Closure:
See Closure Map and Closure Order for Pintler Ranger Station of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Closure Area

Bitterroot National Forest Area Closure:
See Closure Map and Closure Order for Darby Ranger Station of the Bitterroot National Forest Closure Area.
 

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