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The John’s Tank Trail Near Lynx Lake Is Closing Saturday Due To Bald Eagle Nesting

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A trail near Lynx Lake is closing to protect the nesting season for the bald eagle. The Prescott National Forest says they will close the John’s Tank Trail starting on Saturday. While the John’s Tank Trail number 94 will be closed to all uses, the Lynx Lake Shore Trail number 311 and the Salida Gulch Trail number 95 will remain open for their respective uses. As local photographers track from a distance the eagles’ progress in reconstructing their nest from last season, other visitors are reporting seeing the pair at several locations around Lynx Lake. The nest is visible on the skyline to the east from the boat launch at South Shore. Observing the closure order is critical during egg incubation and the first six weeks after hatching. Any disturbance that causes the eagles to be off the nest for an extended period of time during these important stages of nesting could cause egg failure or death to young eagles that may be in the nest. For more information log onto the Prescott National Forest’s website.