Recreationists Advised of Spring Road Conditions and Closures.

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Recreationists Advised of Spring Road Conditions and Closures.

 

Everett, Wash. June 02, 2018The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is urging recreationists who plan on heading to the mountains to check road conditions before departing.  Currently there are an unusually high number of road closures, wash-outs, and un-cleared or snow packed sections of road which limit access to many of our trailheads and campgrounds. 

 

While closures and inaccessible sections of road can be found all over the forest, a majority exist on the Darrington Ranger District with over 20 found along the Mountain Loop Scenic Byway.

 

Forest managers urge visitors to check road and trail conditions on our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbs/home before planning a trip to the forest.  Visitors should also be prepared to encounter a variety of unexpected road conditions.  Late spring melting of snow pack combined with frequent rain can result a rapid change in road conditions.  Unpredictable and unstable soils can quickly alter the condition of forest roads before conditions can be updated.

While there are a high number of closed roads on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the majority of roads at lower elevations are still open and allow access for many different campgrounds and hiking trails.  If you have questions or would like to speak with a Forest Service employee, please visit our website for contact information and a listing of Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers.

 

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