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Weather and terrain also pose challenges to all users. While there are few risks in the forest regions of the trail, other than encountering grizzly bears, once hikers start hiking in the alpine, problems become prevalent.
A bigger problem is the lack of preparation, poor weather or a combination of both. Another danger in the winter or spring are avalanches. While those in the mainstream season don’t need worry about this, early-season users will need to be briefed of potential chutes and suggestions for navigating them.