#KnowBeforeYouGoWinter conditions still exist on the Forest, and many higher elevation roads still have snow & multiple downed trees due to winter and spring storms.
When it is Spring in the city or lowlands, these conditions may not quite exist yet in the mountains.
Every year we get reports of people getting stuck in snow while using their GPS to navigate to their destination. GPS will give you options to pick the shortest route, but it may not be a safe route; these devices do not take into consideration roads closed during the winter/spring. Use a hard-copy map to double check the route, configure your GPS for “highways only,” so that you don’t get directed to snow covered roads where you could become stuck, and always carry emergency equipment & supplies.
Call local Forest Service offices to check on forest road conditions.