(Cody, Wyo.) – The Shoshone National Forest has lifted two closures on two separate areas of the forest. The temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake within the Popo Agie Wilderness has been lifted as has the closure of Lost Lake Trail (Trail #617).
The closure in the vicinity of Atlantic Lake has been lifted because the horse carcass is no longer in the area.
The early winter storm that moving through over the Beartooth Mountains has provided enough moisture for the Shoshone to lift the closure on Lost Lake Trail, which was in place due to the Lost Lake Fire. Both closures were in place to protect human life and provide public safety.
As the nation’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.