Sierra Rec Magazine – Forest Service News Update – August 29, 2018 – The Inyo National Forest is pleased to announce that the forest order closing the Fern Lake and Beck Lake Trails due to the Lions Fire will be terminated on Thursday, August 30. The trails will be open for recreation on Thursday.

Lions Fire’s activity has been along the west flank and the north east portion of the fire remains quiet and contained. Therefore, these popular trails on the Inyo National Forest will re-open.

Hikers and backpackers are reminded that a Sierra National Forest forest order remains in place within the Lions Fire area. As such, any trails accessing the Sierra National Forest remain closed. These trails enter areas where there has been recent fire or where there is current active fire.

Additionally, hikers should expect to see smoke from the Lions Fire on these trails.