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U.S. Forest Service Urges Public To 'Know Before You Go'


Last updated 11/20/2019 at 4:10pm

With winter fast approaching, the U.S. Forest Service urges outdoor enthusiasts to “Know Before You Go” and follow simple tips to stay safe when visiting the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan national forests during the colder months.

“The forests can provide stunning scenery and recreational opportunities during the winter, but it is important to be aware of the dangers and risks associated with winter weather,” said Rick Gamber, safety officer with the National Forests in North Carolina. “Snow storms, freezing temperatures and long exposure to cold winds are all concerns...

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