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1. Cell service in the national monument is nonexistent or spotty — prepare to interact with people.

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2. Logging roads in the area are very rough, especially after grading — locals suggest 10-ply tires.

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3. Signage in the national monument and guiding visitors to the national monument is minimal — bring maps.

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4. Black flies, horse flies and deer flies all live in the monument — pack bug spray.

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5. Some roads in the monument close seasonally — check with the park office before exploring.

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