Originally Posted by denali1322
So the area east of the Ark within Browns Canyon WSA is all melted out? Was thinking of backpacking in there this weekend with my boys. Sounds like the conditions are good - cool nights but no heavy snow?
Yes, BC WSA is melted out. However, I don't think you can access the area from Aspen Ridge yet. Normally the gate on 181 is opened on 4/15, but I drove up on the 16th and there were still drifts blocking the road and the gate wasn't opened. That was before the last big melt cycle though... Access is clear and open from Turret to the Railroad/Stafford Gulch area, as well as the lower access around Ruby.