It's Open Mostly
A large area of the Boise National Forest to the north and northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho has been closed to all types outdoor recreation since the Sept 2013 wildfires. As of Thursday November 6th, 2013 most of the area is now open to recreation, but not all.
Seeing is Understanding. A Picture is Worth a 1000 Word
Here are a few ways of visualizing this reduced fire closure area for our local Boise National Forest area. You can always visit the local office, or National Forest website for more information.
Here is a PDF Map: bondyweb.com/other-images/Nov-2013-Elk-Fire-Closure-Map1.pdf
Here is a Google Earth KML File: (Right click the file. Click “Save Link As”. Remember where you save the file. Open File in Google Earth) bondyweb.com/other-images/FireEmergencyClosures-06Nov2013.kmz
Meaning fishing the South Fork below the dam and many other activities previously outlawed due to dangerous post-wildfire conditions are now possible.
Do You Care?
As of 2:30 pm on Nov 8th, 2013, our local newspaper, City and County websites plus the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce seem to have ignored this news. That leaves it up to someone (The BondyWeb.Com) who cares about local outdoor recreation, communication and spreading this incredible good news far and wide. That's right, I'll pat myself on the back while the people who should be reporting this news head out to lunch.
This is my Life Off Interstate 84 in Mountain Home, Idaho