Thursday, March 14, 2013

Access Update

Most Access Area boat ramps are open now.  Cottonwood was cleared earlier this month and Challis Bridge was plowed out earlier this week.  Above is a March 13 photo of Pennal Gulch.  According to Salmon Region IDFG Wildlife Technician Caryll McConnell, "There's 2-3 feet of ice on the boat ramp at Pennal Gulch. No one can put a boat in off the far rocky beach since it still has ice. IDFG doesn't usually clear this ramp. A portable toilet will be placed at Pennal by April 1, as the ice is normally gone by then."

Below is a photo of the Challis Bridge boat ramp taken last week during a snow squall.  Acces area conditions change quickly this time of year.

We appreciate Caryll McConnell's great photos.

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