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I was just up on the Grand Mesa Natl Forest trout fishing yesterday, 1 Oct, and the Natl Forest gates were open and there were no Closure Signs posted. Saw several hunting camps, and it seemed no USFS Ranger had been by to tell them to vacate. In fact, called the USFS local office and got a recording that they are all furloughed but nothing about the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, or Gunnison Natl Forests being closed. Perhaps it comes down to the local office's attitude ... either lock up all the gates and offices and post closure notices, or just lock the office and leave everything else as is. One complication here locally is there is private property/cabins within the Natl Forests and some ranchers still have cattle grazing on leases.
Caught some nice trout, nothing to write home about, but enough to make a couple of dinners for two. Scenery was great.
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