As river runoff still is moderately high and Forest Service access road construction is not expected to result in area closure until after the end of August, we are rescheduling our work parties in the townsite to the last three Saturdays of the month. Those will be August 17, 24, and 31. Any modifications will be announced here.

With the chance of afternoon mountain thunderstorms and showers in the National Weather Service forecast for this week, please use extreme caution when crossing the South Fork Sauk River. Water levels can rise quickly, while any moisture makes the crossing log very slippery. Plan ahead!

Again note that the Forest Service vault toilet at Monte Cristo is locked due to lack of money to pump it out. Maintained toilets are at Barlow Pass and the start of the Gothic Basin/Weden Creek trail at mile post 1.