bristlecone dispersed camp photo

Locations like this dispersed campsite in the Bristlecone Ancient Forest in the White Mountains, which is part of the Inyo National Forest, are still closed for a second week as the state-wide hard closure of all the national forests in the state drags on. The USDA Pacific Southwest Region, or Region 5, encompasses almost all of the national forests in California and is set to re-visit the closure this Friday, Sept. 17. But with fire danger still high throughout most of the state, it is unclear what the regional office's decision will be.