Welcome to the Hell’s Canyon Shuttle Service
(FSR 39) Reconstruction
Construction continues on the 13-mile stretch of
the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road, also known as the
North Pine section of Forest Service Road (FSR) 39.
The North Pine section begins at the junction of
Highway 86 and FSR 39 and heads north for 13 miles
on FSR 39 to the junction of FSR 66.
The 13-mile North Pine section of FSR 39 is OPEN
for PASSAGE ONLY travel; EXCEPT visitors can expect
up to one hour delays in the 13-mile construction
zone or use detour route FSR 66. The construction
area includes ¼ mile each side of FSR 39 in this
13-mile area; and again it is PASSAGE ONLY - no
camping, hiking, hunting, firewood cutting, fishing
etc. within this area, due to potential safety
hazards. Reminder – because this is a
construction area possible unforeseen delays may
occur at any time.
NOTE: The contractor’s plan at this time is not
to work on the weekends or after 6:00 pm so during
these times, it’s anticipated there should not be
one hour delays. Construction activities will be
on-going, so please remind visitors to drive
responsibly as they are still travelling in a
construction zone. The contractor has until fall
2015 to complete the construction project, which
includes paving of the 13-mile section of FSR 39.
Forest Service Road 66, which is the detour route
is open and in good condition. This 30-mile detour
route is a single-lane gravel road with turnouts.
The route is suitable for vehicles with trailers;
however it is not recommended for motor homes or
motorcycles. FSR 66 begins at the junction of
FSR 39 and FSR 66 coming from Joseph, Oregon (also
referred to as Duck Creek, Fish Lake Road, Twin
Lakes Road, or Clear Creek Road) and continues west
then south before
connecting with Baker County Road 999, just north of
Hurricane Creek Fire Update – July
17, 2014, 9:00 am
Hurricane Fire Information: Phone:
541-519-1460 or 541-519-4623
Approximately 4 miles southwest of Joseph, Oregon in
the Eagle Cap Wilderness; east of Hurricane Creek
and north of Dunn Creek
July 13, 2014
Current Size: 120 Acres Containment: 0%
Management Responsibility: Willy Crippen's Type 3
Incident Management Team
Management Strategy: Suppression; minimize area
burned while providing for firefighter and public
One Type 3 helicopter with a 14 person crew will
arrive today and be incorporated into the
Suppression activities on the fire are extremely
difficult due to: very steep terrain that provides
minimal helicopter landing sites for transporting
crews, limited creek crossing opportunities for
crews needing to cross Hurricane Creek to access the
fire, and steep, rocky slopes challenging crews
hiking to the fire.
The Management Team is working closely with the
Oregon Department of Forestry to coordinate
protection of private land along Hurricane Creek.
The Hurricane Creek 2 Fire is located west of
Hurricane Creek. It is being monitored from the
YESTERDAY'S ACTIVITIES: The fire burned actively
through the day. Crews continued to work along the
west edge of the fire, improving the line and
mopping up hot spots within the fire area. They
also worked the area along the southwest portion
where retardant was dropped on Monday to check fire
intensity, and scout for additional spots. Crews
mopped up the three acre spot fire north of the main
fire. Two crews brushed out along the Hurricane
Creek Road, improving safety for fire equipment and
creating a wider fuel break.
TODAY'S PLANNED ACTIVITIES:
Crews will continue line construction and
suppression work along the west, north, and south
edges of the fire and to mop-up the spot fire just
north of the main fire. Brush out operations along
the Hurricane Creek Road will continue. Fuel
reduction work will be done along the Forest Service
land boundary east of Hurricane Creek. Air support
will be used, as appropriate, to assist suppression
efforts on the fire. Spot fires in the vicinity of
the fire will be monitored.
The skies will be clear and sunny on Thursday.
Temperatures will be a bit cooler but winds will
increase and vary from 8 to 14 out of the west.
The Hurricane Creek Trail (#1807) is closed
from the Hurricane Creek trailhead near the Falls
Creek Forest Camp to the trail's junction with Trail
#1824 near Billy Jones Creek. To see the updated
The Hurricane Creek Road is closed to the general
beginning at the Hurricane Creek Grange, due to fire
activity in the area and unsafe conditions on the
road related to fire incident traffic. Owners of
homes and property along the road will be allowed
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is currently in
a Seasonal Campfire Restriction and at 12:01 a.m.
(PDT) on Saturday, July 19, 2014 will go into
Phase A of the Public Use Restrictions.
For detailed information about these regulations,
RESOURCES ASSIGNED TO THE FIRE:
Currently 96 people are assigned to this fire
12 smoke jumpers, 4 helitac crew, 4 district fire
2 Type 2 crews, and other support personnel. Also 1
Type 1 and 1 Type 3 helicopter are assigned to the
fire. A Type 1 crew has been ordered.
Hell’s Canyon Shuttle, Inc. is a family owned
business and has been providing the rafting
community of Hell’s Canyon dependable shuttle
service for over 25 years. We provide shuttles
from Hell’s Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing,
Heller Bar or Dug Bar.
you’re planning a rafting trip down the scenic Snake
River and are in need of a shuttle please call or
email us and we will be happy to assist you in
making your shuttle arrangements.
We at Hells
Canyon Shuttle want you to know that our drivers are
mature folk, usually retired from their life's work.
This is a supplemental income, and they do their
best for our company as in today’s economy, we could
all use an extra dollar. We all travel
together during the shuttle and have a lead driver
with our chase van behind shuttle cars. ALL
drivers follow the lead. They cannot pass, smoke,
have any beverages, food, or baggage in your
When fueling, they get two receipts, one for you
and one for the office staff. All change is left in
the envelope. They carry only their drivers license
and try not to disturb your belongings in the
vehicle. Please note, they may move something if it
distracts them from their driving, as in moving
objects on the dash, seat, or floor board. They may
cover items up with anything available in your
vehicle to limit visibility at any destination. If
you would care to leave them a note to dispose of
any items for you, please let them know.
If you are
tipping the driver, please let them know the
money is theirs, as they will not take any
Shuttle is only as good as our drivers make us.
contact Scott, Pete, Jen, or Diana at the office
for any problems that arise.
great trip, and thank you for the business.