Folks are heading to the mountains in droves this winter to get a break from the Covid confinement. Public Affairs Officer for the Deschutes National Forest Jean Nelson-Dean has some tips for you if you’re heading up north …
- Be sure to check the weather and road conditions before you go
- Pack a winter safety kit with extra clothes, water, and food
- Leave in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid heavy traffic
- Don’t block traffic or park illegally so snow plows can get through
The pandemic has forced many of the ski areas to change their hours or operate with reduced capacities – something else you should check on before heading out.