It’s been a late start this summer but Ashley National Forest has announced that many trails are now cleared though not free from obstacles. Wet soil conditions have caused some trees to fall and there are some trails with hazardous areas due to rock slides or large sections of mud or wet meadows. Ashley National Forest Facebook page has posted maps highlighting the trails that have been cleared. A summary of the drainages open include Grandaddy Basin, Lake Fork, Uinta River Drainage and Chain Lake, Yellowstone up to the 5-point Lake intersection, Center Park up to 5 Point Lake and Lake Fork. Ashley National Forest plans to work on Swift Creek, Rock Creek, and Squaw Basin when possible. High water at Squaw Creek Crossing has been unsafe to cross. There are still patches of snow at 11,000 feet with the snowline still sitting at 12,500 feet.

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