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    Bear Notch Road did open on Tuesday - thank you!

    Mt Clinton Road is still listed as closed on the FS website

    The FS did update the page today regarding Jefferson Notch Road: "This road will remain closed; possibly through June. updated 5/22/2015."
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    It looks like Haystack Road is open for the season as of this afternoon.
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    Just curious on the road closures: Are any roads closed based purely on a cut off date (i.e. on 10/15 we padlock) or are they all closed based on the arrival of winter conditions (ice, snow, frost, etc)? Planning some fall hikes and I despise road walks so I'd like to hit areas with access roads sooner rather than later. Thanks.
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    The roads are usually left open until after hunting season or when they are covered with snow or expected to be within the next 24 hours. If there is a significant rain event which is possibility this weekend, if the road is damaged then FS will usually lock it early and fix it in the spring.

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    Rt113 was still open as of yesterday. I hope i can get one more hike in before its closed for the year.

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    Sawyer River Road looked like it was still open when I drove past it this morning. Met some folks on top of Jefferson yesterday who'd come up via Caps, so Jeff Notch is still open. Quite the dry fall this year.

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    Hubbard Brook Road closed though it is totally snow-free.

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    Bear Notch Rd was gated at the Bartlett end today, 12/6/15.
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    Zealand road gate is closed, today, December 7.

    Same for Haystack road to N twin TH.

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    Gale River (south gate to Garfield) gated at 11 AM today, do not know about the north gate...

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    WMNF website says these roads are still open.

    Wonder how long before it's updated......??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinkyfeet View Post
    WMNF website says these roads are still open.

    Wonder how long before it's updated......??
    First working day after they come in the office and check VFTT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty E View Post
    Gale River (south gate to Garfield) gated at 11 AM today, do not know about the north gate...
    I saw a report that the gate at the other end of the Gale river loop road was also confirmed closed. The road was icy last weekend but nothing that a competent driver would have an issue with but I expect they need to plan for the incompetent drivers.

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    Anyone know where an updated report is. Appears WMNF has not updated since 5/2015. Any news on Clinton Rd and/or Jefferson Notch. Of course all this can change by 12/22

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    I would suggest calling the state of NH DOT district headquarters for Jefferson Notch road and Mt Clinton Road as the state controls these gates not WMNF.

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