|Peak:||Mt. Democrat (14er)|
|Date of Information:||09/10/2011|
As of Saturday 09/10/2011, there is a sign posted on the dirt road from Alma to Kite lake saying that the road will be closed from 7am to 7pm starting on 09/12/2011. There is no end date. The sign is hand written, which suggests that it was not put there by the county.
There is new and active mining activity at two locations on the north side of the road about a mile from Alma. I suspect the closure has something to do with this.
If this sign is taken literally, there is a risk that those hikers who arrive before 7am will be trapped and unable to leave until 7pm.