West Turkey Creek Cabin Owners Return
Incident: Horseshoe 2 Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation
Willcox, AZ (July 19, 2011) The Forest Service has given some of the cabin owners written permission to visit their West Turkey Creek Cabins to assess damage to their property. Although some cabins were lost to the fire, many survived and are now in need of some cleanup and hazard tree removal in some cases. Cabin owners who have not requested permission yet or those that have questions regarding their special use permit should contact the District Ranger in Douglas.
The aerial seeding project along Forest Road 42 near Onion Saddle was completed Monday, July 18th. Two airplanes transported about 4,600 pounds of seed per trip to the high elevation units. The planes averaged about two trips per hour and worked maximum hours allowed.
Forest Service Road 74 from Tex Canyon to Rucker Canyon and Forest Service Road 42 between Portal and the Barfoot Junction are currently open to the public as long as conditions remain safe. Visitors entering the burn area are advised to reduce speeds and use caution since there is heavy equipment working on Forest Roads.
The following trails within the Chiricahuas are currently open: Silver Peak Trail, Vista Point Trail, Cave Creek Nature Trail and the Crystal Cave Trail. Once again, they will remain open as long as conditions remain safe. The public is advised to call the Forest Service in Douglas (520-364-3468) regarding questions on closures or check the Forest website at www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado.
For Horseshoe 2 BAER information, contact Bob Ramirez at (530) 200-5445, and on the internet at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2225/.