The Boise National Forest Cascade Ranger District announced that it is temporarily closing the first ½ mile of the Yellow Jacket Trail (National Forest System trail 101) for motorized access due to the failure of the 40’ bridge crossing that spans across the South Fork of the Salmon River. The Ranger District states that the closure is in place to protect public safety and to prevent motorized vehicles from impacting important fisheries habitat. The closure will be in place through Dec. 31 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.
Yellow Jacket Trail is located off NFS road 474N1 which is off the NFS road 474 (Stolle Meadows Road) and travels approximately 6 miles to the west to its junction with NFS road 409. Primary access routes and area trailheads are signed with the closure order.
For further information, please contact the Cascade Ranger District office at 208-382-7400. To view the detailed description of the closure and map, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.
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