Plan Ahead for Variable Weather for Your Weekend Outdoors

The entire 30-mile highway through Lassen Volcanic NP is now open for you to walk, run, or bike! You are able to drive your car through some sections. If you plan a visit to the park this weekend you will still encounter some snow-covered shoulders, be aware there could be slight rockfall, and icy patches in those shaded areas and curves). Within the next few weeks, the entire highway will be opened to vehicles.

The Lassen and Plumas National Forests warn you to prepare for variable conditions this weekend. A cold front will bring changing conditions throughout the forests, yet despite the wet conditions you are asked to be cautious with anything that can spark a fire. The Forest Service says fuel moisture is already low for this time of year and with the latest warmer than usual temperatures snow is rapidly melting. You also may encounter muddy roads, ice, and snowdrifts. Plan ahead and be prepared if your vehicle may get stuck. Both Forest services continue to work toward opening all campgrounds, day-use areas, and other recreation areas following the Dixie Fire, while many are already open forest service staff is limited and working hard to clean up burned areas, and remove fallen timber, and repair damaged infrastructure. You can visit fs.usda.gov for more information about the forest conditions and recreational sites available for your use.