The Gate is Open :: As of 2 January

Submitted by conrad on Wed, 01/02/2008 - 21:29
The gate at the east end of the dam is [i]open[/i] to allow driving to Grotto Falls (plowed) and the East Fork (unplowed). One might consider carrying a shovel as the west end of the dam can drift in. Thanks Gallatin National Forest & Gallatin County for plowing the Hyalite Road. Have fun!

Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 01/03/2008 - 11:00

[b]**Official Notice**[/b] The Bozeman Ranger District has reopened the Hyalite road beyond the dam. This restores our hard-earned access to ice climbing. Many thanks to those who wrote emails, made phone calls, etc., to express frustration over closing the road. Your passionate comments clearly had an impact. The Forest Service views the current situation as a test-run for future management of Hyalite in Winter. [b]How do we keep the Hyalite road open indefinitely?[/b] [b]1.[/b] Drive safely at reasonable speeds [b]2.[/b] Be respectful of others using the roadway (e.g., skiers, snowmobilers, etc.,) [b]3.[/b] Use an appropriate vehicle (4WD, AWD recommended) [b]4.[/b] Bring a tow rope and shovel and be willing to help stuck motorists [b]5.[/b] Write another email. This time thank the Bozeman Ranger District and County for plowing the road and providing us with access for years to come. Now get out there! -Tom Kalakay Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition

Tom, Let us know if there is a need for plowing or road maintenance funds.