This national forest has a history of closing large areas for years after a fire, for briefly-stated safety reasons which seem highly questionable to many users. I think that invites speculation and criticism. Some of it may be unwarranted, but it is very natural and predictable. These are areas where people die every winter, and the national forest does not even issue a few pages of advice on winter safety. The idea that they suddenly become so unsafe that entry must be banned because the chances of a tree falling on someone has increased does make one wonder about how decisions are being made.