Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, three hiking trails on Bald Mountain will be closed for four weeks to allow tree-thinning.

     According to the Ketchum Ranger District, it, the Sun Valley Resort and the BLM are coordinating three projects on Baldy in accordance with the Healthy Forests Initiative, a directive established by President George W. Bush in 2002 to facilitate fuels-reduction projects to reduce the risk of wildfires. According to the Ranger District, the tree-thinning work on Baldy will also improve glade skiing.

     For the safety of guests and employees, the Traverse Trail, French Connection and the Roundhouse Connector will be temporarily closed. The Bald Mountain Trail will also have some reroutes, adding a small amount of mileage to the path that runs from the base of River Run to the top at Lookout.

     Anyone with questions can contact the Ranger District at 208-622-0091.

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