Hearing explosions in Sinks Canyon this morning? Here’s what’s going on

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Dispatch Center received a call about an explosion in Sinks Canyon, and the local forest service office has the details. The Shoshone National Forest is conducting some trail blasting up the wall of the canyon above the Warming Hut.

Washakie District Ranger Steve Schact confirmed the blasting and said it should be complete this morning. Crews are working to remove some limestone from the mountain bike trail. The need to remove the rock was identified earlier this summer during a safety work day on the trail.

Precautions are being taken so no one biking or hiking in the area are in danger.