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Backcountry Safety

Be Prepared

Safety around Wildlife

Cougars live in many backcountry areas.  These large and powerful cats generally avoid encounters with humans. Refer to Preventing Conflict with Cougars for tips on staying safe.

Bear Safety

Many backcountry areas are home to grizzly and black bears. To minimize the risk of a dangerous bear encounter

Hunting in Bear Country

Hiking in the Backcountry

Water Safety

Waterways can be very cold, even in mid-summer.  Crossing streams and rivers can be the most dangerous challenge that hikers confront.  Please read our safety info on

Backcountry Info Links

Updated: Jul 28, 2017