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From Treadlightly.org To view a pdf of the brochure Click Here. Ride Right! Below are some quick tips on four-wheeling responsibly in the great outdoors. You can also get some off-road basics with these fantastic 1-minute videos. For more tips on minimizing impact when ATV riding, snowmobiling, camping and other outdoor pursuits, click here. TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY Travel responsibly on designated roads, trails or areas. Travel only in areas open to four-wheel drive vehicles. For your safety, travel straight up or down hills. Drive over, not around obstacles to avoid widening the trail. Straddle ruts, gullies and washouts even if they are wider than your vehicle. Cross streams only at designated fording points, where the road crosses the stream. When possible, avoid mud. In soft terrain, go easy on the gas to avoid wheel spin, which can cause rutting. Don’t turn around on narrow roads, steep terrain or unstable ground. Back up until you find a safe place to ... Read More