just passing along another email.....some shuttle info and stopping in at flying b,ect
Also, there is a Forest Service employee stationed at Flying B to provide information to boaters.
Stop in to get an update before heading downstream.
Admin (River Clerk)
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Middle Fork Ranger District
HC 63 Box 1669, Challis, ID 83226
208-879-4101 * Fax: 208-879-4198
From: Frederick, Julieann -FS
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 2:15 PM
To: Leuzinger, Donna -FS
Subject: update on Salmon River Road
Hey Donna – We sent this to MS outfitters and shuttles last night:
ATTENTION: FIRE IN SALMON RIVER CORRIDOR
Fire in the Salmon River Canyon upstream of Corn Creek Boat Launch is affecting Main Salmon River trips. The road is currently open for boaters and residents and will continue to experience intermittent delays until further notice.
Main Salmon River trips may launch from Cove Creek Boat Launch (17.6 miles upstream of Corn Creek). No water is available at Cove Creek so boaters should plan to get water at Newland Ranch Human Waste Disposal Site or Spring Creek Campground. Overnight camping is available at Spring Creek (11 miles upstream of Cove Creek). Limited dispersed camping is available at Cove Creek Boat Launch.
It is recommended vehicles to be dropped off at Cache Bar for Middle Fork take-outs not be left unattended in the corridor overnight. They may be dropped off at Cache Bar the same day river parties plan to take out. Vehicles should be left in the lower parking area or the pull-out on the downhill side of the road. Vehicles should not be left along the uphill side of the road. Drivers should speak with the River Checker at Cache Bar regarding parking when they arrive.
The Forest Service has contracted a bus with trailer and driver service which is currently staged at Corn Creek. The bus (capacity approximately 28 people) is available upon request to bring parties upriver from Cache Bar. The parking area immediately downriver from Deadwater Picnic Site has been identified as a staging area for extended vehicle storage.
For further information contact North Fork Ranger District, 208-865-2700.
North Fork Ranger District
PO Box 180 - 11 Casey Rd
North Fork, ID 83466
208-865-2709/ Fax: 208-865-2738
Mustang Complex Wildfire
For Immediate Release: 8:00 August 17, 2012
SALMON RIVER ROAD REMAINS OPEN AS MUSTANG FIRE GROWS
Managers of the Mustang Complex Fire are keeping the Salmon River Road open to Colson Creek residents, jet boaters leaving Corn Creek and Middle Fork river rafters taking out at Stoddard, Cache Bar and Corn Creek even as firefighters Thursday engaged the fire's south flank in drainages between Owl Creek and Cove Creek Bridge.
Structure protection measures are in place around homes in the Spring Creek area, as well as the Shoup Store. Travelers can reach the Shoup Store; however, the Spring Creek Road is closed north from the junction with the Salmon River Road.
The Mustang Complex Fire grew Thursday to 79,807 acres, moving east toward Spring Creek Road and northeast toward Montana. The Lost Packer Fire, which is burning to the west of Mustang in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, moved south toward Corn Creek.
Structure protection work around Salmon River homes and businesses has prevented the loss of any buildings, and no residents or firefighters have been injured. Firefighters hope similar protective efforts will protect homes at Gattin Ranch if the fire continues north from Cayuse Point.
For general information about the fire and road conditions, please contact the Mustang Fire Information Center at 877-356-8984.
For more information about wildland fires on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, visit InciWeb the Incident Information System: Salmon - Challis National Forest Incidents