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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Some Kaibab National Forest trails temporarily closed


HIKING TRAILS ON BILL WILLIAMS MOUNTAIN TO CLOSE JUNE 19, 2013
View from Bill Williams Mountain summit

Fire season is in full-swing and again this year, due to extremely dry conditions and escalating fire dangers, Kaibab National Forest will close public access to the Bill Williams Watershed beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday June 19. This temporary closure will be in effect until conditions improve enough to reduce the risk of human-caused fires.
Closure boundaries are between 4th St/CR73 (Perkinsville Road) on the east, FR122 to the south, FR 108 on the west and I-40 to the north. This means that the hiking trails on and directly around Bill Williams Mountain including Benham Trail , Bixler Saddle and the Bill Williams Trail are off limits until further notice. Additionally---if we do not get monsoon rains soon, Arizona national forests may be temporarily closed to public entry.  So, always do you homework before heading out for a summer hike.
INFO:
Kaibab National Forest Fire Information Line: 928-635-8311


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