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    Thank you for taking the time to read this announcement.

    We have a few points of interest that are important:

    1. Please ... Read the forum rules.

    They are listed at the top of each forum as an announcement. If your post is out of line, it WILL be deleted.

    2. Tread Lightly

    MJR promotes responsible backcountry recreation at all times. Proper stewardship is following “Tread Lightly” principles. We the leadership of MJR want this message to be clear to the recipients of this message. We will not entertain or discuss any convoluted reasoning, justifications or rationalizations concerning our responsibilities as stewards of the forests and deserts of Southern California.

    We do not travel on unauthorized routes.
    We stay on the trail.
    We comply with all signs and respect all barriers.
    We do not drink and drive.

    Tread Lightly - Responsible 4-Wheeling

    Blueribbon Coalition Code of Ethics
    1. I will respect the rights of all recreationists to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. I will respect public and private property.
    2. I will park considerately, taking no more space than needed, without blocking other vehicles, and without impeding access to trails.
    3. I will keep to the right when meeting another recreationist. I will yield the right-of-way to traffic moving uphill.
    4. I will slow down and use caution when approaching or overtaking another recreationist.
    5. I will respect designated areas, trail-use signs and established trails.
    6. When stopping I will not block the trail.
    7. I will not disturb wildlife. I will avoid areas posted for the protection of feeding wildlife.
    8. I will pack out everything I pack in, and will not litter.
    9. I realize that my destination objective and travel speed should be determined by my equipment, ability, the terrain, weather, and the traffic on the trail. In case of an emergency, I will volunteer assistance.
    10. I will not interfere with or harass others. I recognize that people judge all trail users by my actions.
    11. As a motorized trail user, I will pull off the trail and stop my engine when encountering horse back riders (it is also a good idea to take off your helmet and greet the riders).

    3. Be Prepared

    Trail Ratings
    Big Bear Trail FAQ's

    We'd like to take a couple of extra steps to make sure everyone has a good time on any run posted on MJR. The following things will help out everyone on the trail. Please be sure you have:
    • a CB
    • tire pressure gauge
    • skid plates/body armor/rockers
    • tow strap, front & rear tow points
    • first aid kit
    • fire extinguisher
    • spare tire or safety seal kit
    • if you air down, be prepared to air up
    • firewood, if fires are allowed
    • plenty of cooking AND drinking water
    • portable toilet (most of us try to avoid pooping in the woods/rocks )
    • trash bags

    MJR and its affiliates are not responsible for any damage or injury on ANY run posted on the site.
    For other gear recommendations, please see this article in the Features section.
    Last edited by sarah; 06-30-10, 12:43 PM. Reason: reorganization and additions
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