After all the snow and rain the Tri-City area received last week, many roads in the Prescott National Forest are in poor condition and in some cases impassable. Forest Service officials are asking visitors to avoid unpaved roads for the time being. Not only can you risk getting stuck on them, you could also cause damage to these primitive roads.
Because of poor cell service in parts of the Prescott National Forest, it could take a while for rescuers to reach your location if you become stranded. Forest Service officials add causing damage to forest resources is a class B misdemeanor. The penalty can be a $5,000 fine and up to six months in jail.