Utah forest officials warn of backcountry dangers following wet weather

Officials from the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest are cautioning people to be very careful when venturing into the forest this month.Spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock says the unusually wet June weather can create unexpected hazards for visitors, including falling rocks, fast moving streams and rivers, and debris on roads and trails.For those recreating near fast-moving water, the forest officials warn people to be vigilant in watching children, even older children, and to avoid climbing on stream banks and rocks. Also, people should avoid trying to cross streams with rushing water and keep dogs away from swift water.For more information or to report problems in the backcountry, call 801-236-3400.

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