Late Summer Recreating: Unpredictable Weather is to be Expected

Don't let the forecast fool you; the weather and recreating conditions are highly unpredicable as late summer transitions to fall.  Keep the following in mind as you prepare for a day enjoying the forest.

Water Safety

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.