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March 29, 2013
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Eldorado trails, dirt roads reopen after winter closures

The Forest Service will reopen Eldorado National Forest dirt roads and trails Monday after the wet weather seasonal closure.

“We recently reviewed the road and trail conditions and found that they met our criteria for ending the seasonal closure,” Eldorado National Forest Supervisor Kathy Hardy said in a Eldorado National Forest release. “This time of the year, however, some routes may remain wet and visitors have the responsibility to not damage these roads and trails.”

The closure applies to routes identified on motor vehicle use maps, which are available on the Forest Service’s website, The Forest Service warns that road hazards still exist on unmaintained routes and that snow may still exist at higher elevations.

The Mormon Emigrant Trail, a route that connects Highway 50 with Highway 88, remains closed to through traffic due to snow. The road typically opens to the public in June, according to the release.

The seasonal closure does not apply to the Rock Creek Recreational Trails area near Georgetown, which has its own wet weather closure procedures.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 29, 2013 08:15PM Published Apr 2, 2013 03:57PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.