A sign at Penn Gate yesterday said the closure of the Hardrock Trail has been bumped to Oct. 18. Meaning the trail is open now and won't close until Oct. 18.
UPDATE 7:15 PM:
A Empire Mine SHP representative said they are starting to work on the mitigation of the Sand Dam. Trail will be closed at access points due to heavy equipment and trucks. For safety reasons, it is advised that trail users assume the Hardrock is closed.
POSTED 4:00 PM
Riders and hikers have spotted this sign at Empire Mine. So far, no official posts from State Parks, but it is assumed that the proposed tree work is commencing. They have about 100 trees marked to come down. As soon as we hear more, it will be posted.