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Re: Gunnison Ranger Office

July 09, 2019 02:53PM
Bill M. Wrote:
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> RDannemann Wrote:
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> > Google 'Gunnison National Forest' and call the
> > Gunnison Ranger Office.
> > The road is very walkable and the tunnel is not
> > far from where the road
> > was closed.
> >
> > So much Forest Service money is now diverted to
> > fire costs nationwide
> > and endless budget cuts by congress the past 20
> > years give the Forest
> > Service less money for maintenance and repair
> > every year.
>
> True, the tunnel is not very far from where the
> road was closed— I don’t know the exact
> mileage. But I doubt the forest service wants
> people driving to the closed spot, and then
> parking and turning around on a ledge, which is
> what the grade is at that point. More likely, they
> will expect you to park and walk from far below—
> say in the area of Sherrod Loop. This will make
> for a very pleasant hike but will be considerably
> longer.

The road is officially closed at Sherrod Loop, where the Hancock Pass/Tomichi Pass road take off. So from there to the station is 2.5 miles, or so.
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