BWRA Motorized Seasonal Closure Now In Effect

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BWRA Motorized Seasonal Closure Now In Effect
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 04/13/2022 - 20:52
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Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
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Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area to Close on April 12 for the Season

The Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Bridgeport Ranger District will officially be closed for the season on Tuesday, April 12. This closure will remain in effect until the 2022-2023 winter season when the snow depth exceeds the minimum requirement of 24 inches, and a Forest Order is signed and posted as open for snowmobile use.
The Forest closure of the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area to motorized travel occurs every year at the end of April regardless of snow cover. The intent of this action is to reduce user conflicts as snow melts and the California State Route 108 corridor nears its opening. This year, the area is closing around 2.5 weeks earlier due to the current snow depth not meeting the 24-inch requirement.
Snowmobiling / maching is currently still permitted on the north side of State Route 108 in non-wilderness areas of the Forest. United States Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center and Forest Service personnel may be present in the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area for administrative use and law enforcement patrols.
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