- Travel only where permitted
- Respect the rights of others
- Educate yourself
- Avoid streams, meadows, wildlife, etc...
- Drive and travel responsibly
- Travel only on trails, roads or areas open to vehicles or other forms of travel.
- Make sure the trail you're using is available for your type of vehicle.
- Cutting switchbacks or taking shortcuts can destroy vegetation and cause other to use unauthorized route.
- Most trails designated for OHV use are constructed to withstand effects of use, reducing impact.
- Respect and be courteous to other users who want to enjoy the area you're using. Be considerate of their desire for solitude and a peaceful backcountry experience.
- Give others the space and quiet you would appreciate.
- Be cautious when driving around horses or hikers.
- Be sensitive to campers need for a peaceful atmosphere.
- Educate yourself by talking to land mangers.
- Obtain permission to use or cross private lands.
- Comply with all trail and road signs
- Honor all barriers that are there to protect resources, and wildlife.
- Avoid sensitive areas at all times.
- Stay on designated roadways and trails so that new scars are not established.
- Cross streams only where roads or trails intersect them.
- Drive and travel responsibly to protect the areas that you enjoy.
Some tips on not letting the outdoors take a bite out of you!
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- Be scent-free: Bugs and bees are attracted to shampoos, soaps and lotions.
- Cover up: Cover your skin as completely as possible, especially guys( mosquitoes luv ya!)
- Color Conscious: The best colors to wear are khakis or neutrals, stay away from blue!
- Repellent: Use it on the clothing as well as uncovered skin. DEET are the most effective. For those of you concerned with chemicals try citronella. Keep it with you!
- Pick your spot! Mosquitoes like cool, moist spots; Flies are attracts to animals and sweets; Blackflies, to dark moving objects; yellow jackets are drawn to food.
- Time of day: Blackflies come out in the morning; Mosquitoes, dawn and twilight; Deerflies at midday.
- Kids: Children are closer to the ground and are easier targets for bug bites.