Trailwork might cause delays into next week

Sep 7, 2017 From staff reports

The Shoshone National Forest began conductingtrailwork Tuesday on the Bears Ears Trail, Trail No. 716, in the Washakie Ranger District.

The work, which includes the use of explosives for blasting operations, will be done in the vicinity of Adam's Pass.

The Shoshone National Forest will be strategically using blasting to clear rock hazards that cannot be eliminated with traditional hand tools.

Thetrailwill then be rebuilt to improve safety for users, as theBearsEarsTrailis the main thoroughfare for visitors accessing the South Fork Lakes, Washakie Lakes, and Grave/Baptiste Lakes region of the Popo Agie Wilderness.

The work began Tuesday and is scheduled for completed by Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Blasting operations may occur from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on those days.

Trailguards will be posted on either side of blasting sites to notify travelers of imminent blasting operations.

Travelers should expect delays.

Contact the Washakie Ranger District office at 335-2150with any questions about the project.

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