Wet Conditions and Violations Prompt Temporary Forest Road Closures (LARAMIE, Wyo.)
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) March 25, 2014 – A combination of wet conditions and illegal off-road travel are damaging roadbeds, as well as soil and vegetation resources, prompting the temporary closure of roads on the Medicine Bow National Forest’s Pole Mountain Unit between Laramie and Cheyenne.
After Forest personnel monitored ground conditions over the past couple of weeks, Laramie District Ranger Frank Romero decided to temporarily close most Forest Service roads within Pole Mountain. The closures, which will be implemented later this week, will not affect access to private lands, Forest Service permit holders, or users of the Tie City and Happy Jack Recreation Areas. Until conditions improve, closures will prohibit wheeled motor vehicles, while still allowing non-motorized access for activities such as hiking, bicycling, hunting, skiing and rock climbing.