Spring is a special time on the forest. It is also a time to be extra cautious. The warmer days can be deceiving, especially at higher elevations. Keep the following in mind as you prepare for a day visiting the forest.
Bears are active on the forest, and look for any easy food source. Be sure to always put your food away and keep your backpack with you at all times. Visitors will receive a citation for sites where visitors have not properly stored their food.
Spring thaw and heavy rain can create potentially dangerous and life threatening situations if attempting a water crossing or simply getting too close to take the perfect picture.
Refresh your water recreating safety knowledge before heading out on your trip.