As the last summer holiday weekend approaches, officials of the Uinta National Forest offer the following tips for Labor Day recreationists:
- Pack-in/Pack-out. The Uinta National Forest has a pack-in/pack-out policy. Since garbage facilities are not provided, visitors should remove litter before leaving a site.- Fire restrictions. There are currently no fire restrictions in the Uinta National Forest, but visitors are encouraged to use extreme caution. Never leave barbecue briquettes or a camp-fire unattended and always extinguish them completely before leaving the area. Extinguish cigarettes, cigars or pipes "dead out." Park cars, trucks and other vehicles away from dry vegetation. Special campfire restrictions are in effect year-round in the Mount Mt. Timpanogos wilderness area.
- Safety. When hiking, make sure someone knows where you are going and when you will return. Be prepared for inclement weather by taking the proper clothing and equipment. Remember to be considerate of other users. Drive defensively to avoid accidents.
- Trailheads. Parking is limited at the Timpooneke and Aspen Grove trailheads. Cars must be parked in designated areas or they will be removed at the owner's expense.
- American Fork Canyon/Al-pine Loop Recreation Area: The entrance fees for this area are as follows: 3-day pass, $3; 14-day pass, $10; and an annual pass, $25. Passes may be purchased at Uinta National Forest offices and canyon entrance stations.