I went for a run out to Mono today, thinking I might run along Camuesa Rd a bit to see if I could reach the edge of the burn area for the Rey Fire. And, of course, I checked with Inciweb and the Los Padres website beforehand to see if there were any closures I needed to worry about. Both of these list a closure order for the Rey Fire that went into effect 25 August and “The order will expire when the Rey Fire is fully contained and controlled.”
° Los Padres
Containment was officially achieved on Monday 5 Sept.
° Rey Fire, Final Update (Inciweb)
Therefore it seemed to me that there were no bars to examining the Rey Fire.
However when I reached the end of Cold Spring trail (about 20ft from the Mono parking lot). I found this sign.
Now Mono is about 2 miles from the Rey Fire so even if there were a closure I did not expect Mono to be involved.
So I looked harder and found something else:
° Closure order (Inciweb)
Which claims the area will be closed until 1 Dec 2016.
So DAMN IT if it’s closed until December why claim all over the place that it opens on 5 September?