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Record snowfall and early bear sign

As of March 13, 2017, we have received over 536” of snow for the season. This means that there will be a fairly high likelihood of snow remaining on mountain passes and in the high peaks deep into the summer months. If you are planning a backcountry trip this summer it will probably be prudent to bring an ice axe and the knowledge of how to use it.

Last week bear tracks were seen, and confirmed, in the high country of Yellowstone National Park. As we are beginning to move into spring be diligent with proper food storage and think seriously about bringing bear spray with you if you venture into the backcountry. Mandatory food storage requirements are in place and will be strictly enforced.

Valley lakes are experiencing surface flooding, use caution and prepare for alternate trips.