We have confirmed with the Methow Valley ranger station in the Okanogan National Forest, that last year's forest fires in the area have lead to erosion and some road damage affecting WABDR road #4150 in section 5, just past Benson Creek road (heading north out of Carlton to Conconully). The road will remain closed until damage is assessed and repairs are made.
Follow the link for an update on road conditions, closures and openings. (Search the webpage for "4150"): http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprd3820244
The ride-around is easy - just take Highway 153 and Highway 20 around it. Refer to your WABDR Butler Map for this simple bypass.