The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino National Forest:
Mendocino National Forest officials have issued a closure order for a section of National Forest System Trail No. 85303 due to a landslide.
Trail 85303 is closed between Trail 85304 and M5 Road for public safety and to protect natural resources.
Unstable soil, downed trees and a steep drop off make this trail unsafe for users, forest officials said. The landslide covers about 200 feet of the trail.
The closure remains in effect until the slide is cleared and the trail stabilized, or the trail is rerouted.
Unstable terrain is one of several hazards in a burned landscape.
Forest officials remind visitors and residents that post-fire areas can have increased potential for flash floods, debris flows, falling trees and rockfall in heavy rain, snow or wind.
Forest Order 08-22-03 and the associated map “Exhibit A” map are available online.fseprd1013209