What impact will the Big Fish Fire that burned the Trappers Lake area on the White River NF have on trails in the summer of 2002? Will the trails be open?
Yes. All trails will be open. Trails crews cleared hazard trees from roads and trails immediately after the fire last fall, and more crews will be working on trails again this summer. However, hikers still need to be aware of possible hazard trees, especially when venturing away from designated trails. There will be dead trees in the area for years to come, and any dead tree is a potential hazard.