Burn is confirmed for sometime between 5/1 and 5/30
Lower road upper portion and put in for lower box may be open to boaters. (it sort of is now, see above shuttle bunny post)
FROM THE PAGOSA SUN NEWSPAPER: "The Piedra River will be closed to any boating during the actual burning operations which will last two to five days. Signs will be posted at the Upper Piedra Trailhead and boat put-in.
The First Fork Road (No. 622) is currently closed due to the condition of the road. If the road opens before the closure period, boaters may launch at the end of First Fork Road to run the lower section of the Piedra River, even while the burn is being conducted.
Call the Pagosa Public Lands office of the San Juan Public Lands at 264-2268 to receive updates on the status of the Piedra burn and entry closures. A recording regarding the status of the burn and associated closures will be available at that number after hours and on weekends."
I've never boated before, but I have posted a lot on Mountain Buzz!