Aftermath of the Bobcat Fire and the Fate of Mt. Wilson
Sooooo is Mt. Wilson now off the list for the 2021 hiking year?
For those of you who don’t know, Angeles Nat’l Forest has announced that all trails, backroads, and general access inside the Bobcat Fire burn scar are to be closed until April 1, 2022 “to protect natural resources and provide for public safety.” Here’s the official order:
The local online newspapers seem to have better maps than the forestry service themselves, by the way.
According to this order, the only route still open to the observatory is Mt. Wilson Road itself. Can anyone with more detailed information clarify how solid this effective date is?
Luckily, the closure does not (but is very close to) affect Strawberry Peak and Mount Baden-Powell.
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