As many Americans know the Government Shutdown is over. Offices are opening back up to the public across the country. Expect things to be a little slow for a day or two as federal employees are returning to work. It will likely take some time to re-open anything closed on the Forest as well as what was “shutdown” in the offices.
As for the wilderness, this means you can visit your nearest Forest Service office for permits, to ask questions, or anything else. The fall weather is perfect right now, so get outside and enjoy it before the snow comes.