So remember to respect each other’s rights to enjoy their recreation activity of choice. Be informed about avalanche dangers. Carry safety equipment such as avalanche beacons, shovels, and probes. Take an avalanche awareness class. For the latest avalanche conditions you can go to www.utahavalanchecenter.org, or UACWasatch, #utavy, or call 888-999-4019.
Snowmobile users should always use proper trail etiquette. Obey all trail signs. Slow down when meeting other users and oncoming snowmobile traffic. Stop before crossing highways. Stay to the right on curves and slow down. Make sure your snowmobile is legally registered. Never snowmobile in wilderness areas. Make sure you are riding on trails, roads, or areas that are open to snowmobiles.
Maps are available to identify routes open to motorized and non-motorized uses. These routes do not include adjacent, surrounding lands, or private property. Please leave gates open or closed, as you found them.
Respect private property. You can pick up Winter Travel Maps at local Forest Service offices that will show you what trails, roads and areas are open for snowmobile use. Skiers and snowshoers should always move to the side of the trail or just off the trail when you hear snowmobilers approaching.
Please do not insist on the right-of-way, you are no match for a snowmobile. Remember you are responsible for your own safety. Here are a few safety tips to practice this winter:
* Call ahead for current conditions
* Make sure your vehicle is in good operating condition and contains an adequate level of fuel and have properly fitting tire chains and know how to install them
* Leave your itinerary with a friend or family member
* Never travel alone and take along your cell phone and a map
* Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
* Always carry extra clothing, food, water, flashlight, first aid kit, matches, and a small shovel
* If you become injured or lost, stay calm and seek shelter from the elements, but do not stray from your planned route.
BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING! Always stay alert on trails, know your limits for whatever form of winter recreation you choose to enjoy. Respect the rights of other users and the national forest you are recreating on. ‘USDA is an