As a resident of the area I am tempted to go back and take my machete to it. Officials said the two fires are close to merging, but there was still a gap between them as of 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to Utah Gov. Another hot day with dry and windy conditions is expected Monday, the update said. Senate candidate Mitt Romney also spoke at the meeting, though Cox assured the crowd that Romney was not there campaigning but working instead on assessing how the federal government could make better decisions when fighting wildfires. A lightning strike sparked the Pole Creek Fire Sept. 6. This story will be updated throughout the day. The Nebo Loop Road and Nephi Canyon Road are closed at the turnoff from state Route 132 in Juab County. 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Rating the trail low because it needs maintenance. Bug Spray! There is no exact timetable for the evacuations to be lifted, Pechota said. The girls sophomore soccer game, cross country meet and mattress fundraiser at Salem Hills High School have also been canceled. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. The blaze is expected to be active again Monday, “especially where slope and winds align to push fire rapidly upslope,” the update said. The fire started about 7:30 p.m., according to Wasatch County Fire Department Spokeswoman Janet Carson. I would recommend stopping at one of the first few false summits you cross at the top. Evacuees are wondering if the threat has passed. Pick the cleanest line through the forested and rocky hillsides. Parts of Salem and the left fork of Hobble Creek Canyon are currently on pre-evacuation status. An information sign, picnic tables, livestock pens and 3 entrance gates mark the area. Mount Baldy Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Harmony, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. [4], The Bald Mountain Fire was started by lightning on August 24, 2018. Really pretty! The Bald Mountain Fire caused mandatory evacuation of two cities: Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills. Everyone on evacuation or pre-evacuation status will remain so until crews are sure it is safe. No motorized vehicles or mechanical equipment are allowed in any wilderness areas. Carry water with you. People who need to get back to their homes for needs such as obtaining medications or releasing pets and livestock can go to those access points. I don’t understand how to hike in pants, so I don’t; but this trial tore up my legs. Not marked, the entrance gate for trail 3022 is left (east) of the information sign. More inept decision-making by the Forest Service who decided to try and “manage” this fire and let it burn instead of suppression—during one of the worst droughts in recent history. This time, this was the real peak! Instead, they’re left waiting with no exact timeline of when they can go home. Several more spring fed streams are traversed. Officials have asked residents to have their belongings packed and ready to go in case evacuation becomes mandatory. Bald Mountain (elevation 11,943 ft) is one of the easiest mountains in Utah to summit. The foothills end and the path turns steep in a series of switchbacks. Right now both Rep. Love and Rep. Curtis say it’s not time to have that political debate and instead all resources and support need to go to helping firefighters gain the upper hand. She says they have 5 tankers ready to go for's just a matter of wind #KSLTV#PoleCreekFire SALT LAKE CITY — The Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires have now burned over 90,000 acres in Utah County, fire officials say. All rights reserved. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out. Gary Herbert said the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires did not see much movement Friday, and it was a relatively good day. during a meeting at Salem Hills High School, Fire updates: US Highway 6 closed as Pole Creek Fire forces evacuations, ‘Murder for murder’s sake’: Mackenzie Lueck’s killer sentenced to life behind bars, South Jordan man dies in wrong-way crash on I-80. The cost of fighting the fire has been about $1.5 million, though Pechota said that is an outdated estimate. From there you gain only 1250 feet as you hike about 2 miles to the summit. A community meeting for the Pole Creek Fire has been scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Hills High School auditorium, 150 Skyhawk Boulevard in Salem. The fire was first reported on Thursday September 6, 2018. Evening update for the Bald Mountain/Pole Creek Fires, the Bald Mountain fire is 18,614 acres 76% contained with 280 personnel.

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