Due to forecast weather impacts, visitors, particularly those interested in Christmas tree cutting permits and tree cutting adventures, should consider calling ahead to ensure offices are open. Depending on snowfall amounts, many forest roads may not be accessible this week. For major routes/state highway conditions contact the CA Department of Transportation at 1-800-427-7623 or check http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov . You will also find area highway webcams on the CALTRANS website.
In the event of an emergency, telephone landlines are the most reliable means of calling 911. The increased number of cell phone calls during holidays often strain rural telecommunication systems, sometimes creating problems making a call. There are also many areas within the forest that do not have cell phone reception. Be situationally aware and have a back-up plan for emergencies, particularly if you are traveling off a major highway.
For information about the Plumas National Forest visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas and www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas.