The Boston Mountain Ranger District with the US Forest Service is conducting a 1,347 acre burn in Franklin County near Fern today starting at 10am. Wind out of the east to southeast.
The OHT is CLOSED between the Cherry Bend TH and E Fly Gap Road TH (approximately mile 35.4 to 39.1). The USFS encourages thru-hikers to travel North along Highway 23 from Cherry Bend to E. Fly Gap Road, then follow that around to where the OHT crosses.
East Fly Gap Road – between AR-23 and the Morgan Fields (aka Hare Mountain) trail head – is closed due to a landslide.