|By Step hen |
From Fort Collins, CO
Jul 7, 2012
Update from my friend Fred:
"The Echelon areas on the east side of the tunnel are untouched but the area near the Sail up and to the east of that area burned a bit. The Crystal Wall area looked ok; no trees burned in that area that I could see but across the river at The Palace there was considerable burn up higher and along the Poudre Face area. The areas down low in the drainage at The Chamber at The Palace looked like they were unscathed."
Additionally, some of the pullouts off 14 are closed. I read on the destination page that climbers were getting booted from the area and even ticketed ($125!) as of a few days ago. Evidently, the canyon was closed to recreation except rafting and fishing.
Anyone know when it's supposed to fully open?