Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

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Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Sep 29 2014 3:53 pm

AZ Daily Sun reports that most of Oak Creek will re-open Wednesday 10/01
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/most-o ... 07222.html
According to information from the U.S. Forest Service and Coconino County, some areas will continue to remain closed including:

-- Cave Springs Campground (closed for the season)

-- AB Young Trail

-- A section of land between Slide Rock State Park and Halfway picnic area

"While the monsoon season has passed, there continues to be a potential for occasional storms and the treat of severe flash flooding is still present within the canyon and surrounding areas," according to a press release. "In addition, falling trees and rocks are possible even without rain."
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Re: Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

Post by ebkennedy » Oct 02 2014 9:50 pm

I'll be up there on Sunday - will report back on conditions!

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Re: Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

Post by cw50must » Oct 05 2014 7:23 pm

Any update on West Fork? I see that on the website http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsint ... eek+%23108

It says temporarily closed.

but,... on this map, it only shows the AB young trail as closed.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOC ... 818844.pdf


Any chance the first link is just not updated?

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Re: Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

Post by ebkennedy » Oct 05 2014 10:47 pm

Update indeed - it's officially open! :y:

Just got back from a great hike there, and posted a triplog on the trail conditions here (figuring lots of folks might be interested in knowing how it survived): http://hikearizona.com/trip=108562

If you've got any questions, feel free to reply & ask :).

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Re: Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

Post by PhilMW » Oct 06 2014 9:50 am

Yay! Good to hear!

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Re: Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

Post by cw50must » Oct 06 2014 1:38 pm

Thanks for the Update.

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Re: Oak Creek Re-opening after Slide Fire

Post by hippiepunkpirate » Oct 22 2014 8:51 pm

Here's my report from today. I think Jim_H in particular will enjoy it:

http://hikearizona.com/trip=109205
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