Responses to winter recreationists on the Bridger Teton National Forest needing assistance – most notably those requiring a rescue – have been on the higher end of statistics this year. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says altogether, there have been ten such incidents: eight of which have been in Teton County alone. Cernicek says the Forest assisted rescue organizations in Teton, Sublette and Lincoln Counties with missions which usually involved back country snowmobilers who had gotten into trouble. With that in mind, Cernicek cautions anyone planning to engage in any late-season back country activities needs to approach that activity with a certain amount of caution. Cernicek says that begins with checking the avalanche conditions before venturing out. She points out that with the changeable weather, conditions can change quite rapidly. Cernicek also reminds those traveling in the forest to be aware of and respect the continuing winter wildlife closures located in various parts of the forest until May.