All National Forests in California are closed
We were set to start a backpacking trip tomorrow, but that isn't going to happen:
USDA Forest Service Temporarily Closing All California National Forests for Public Safety (See Regional Order No. 21-07: Emergency Forest Closure and Press Release
To better provide public and firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions throughout California, and strained firefighting resources throughout the country, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a TEMPORARY CLOSURE of all National Forests in the Region. This closure will be effective at August 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.