But first, one practical point about traveling here: The weather. Monongahela National Forest—and the entire Allegheny range—is known for its unpredictable weather, which can change not only quickly, but violently. Daytime temperatures can soar into the 90s, then quickly drop into the 40s, even during the height of summer. With the drop in temperature, one can expect rain, fog, sleet, high winds, and even snow in some areas. The gear you choose can make all the difference in your experience; waterproof—or at the least, water-resistant—clothing and luggage will allow you to soak up the scenery instead of the water that often comes with it.