JACKSON, Wyo. — The Bridger Teton National Forest (BTNF) shared a warning to river users yesterday.

BTNF cleared a large downed tree that was blocking a section of the main flow of the Hoback River, making it too unsafe to leave.

“Users float the river on its terms most of the time. It is the user’s job to be prepared for the risks and know if the river is just too much on any given day. Every now and then, we as land/water managers have to step in,” BTNF said in a Facebook post.

BTNF reminded river users to be prepared for what they might find downstream.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.