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The weekend is coming up so let's take a minute for some Off-Road Basics: Trail Etiquette. Etiquette is a big topic so we will take small bites. ...

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❄️ Safety First ❄️

Yesterday, we received a report about a snowmobile incident on Lake Cascade near Sugarloaf.

Let's address something important - this wasn't just a case of unseasonably warm weather. It's time to talk about ice baths. Yes, it may be a trend among the cool kids, but in reality, it can pose serious risks to your life. If you're planning on creating a hole in the ice to take a bath, please mark it clearly before you leave.

The snowmobile that went through the ice yesterday happened to cross an ice bath that hadn't fully frozen yet. The weight of the sled caused it to break, putting the rider in grave danger. Imagine being weighed down by heavy gear and waders filling up with freezing water - the outcome is terrifying.

Our lakes are not only a place for recreation but also serves as a route for our locals and visitors traveling to other areas to enjoy winter riding. We urge everyone to be responsible and respectful of one another. Remember, your lack of responsibility could turn into a life-or-death situation in an instant. Let's keep our community safe and ensure everyone's enjoyment on the lake! 💙

#SafetyFirst #IceBathHazards #ResponsibleRecreation

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The Idaho Recreation Council is comprised of Idahoans from all parts of the state with a wide spectrum of recreation interest and love for the future of Idaho and a desire to preserve recreation for future generations of Idahoans. If you believe access is important to your recreation please consider joining a club in your area.

Responsible Shared Use

These three words succinctly express the Idaho Recreation Council’s philosophy; a philosophy that emphasis rights and responsibilities.  For example, both motorized and non-motorized users recreate on public lands but each also has a responsibility to act in a way that minimizes their impact on the resource as well as on the other users.  With these opportunities granted to us, comes responsibilities. 

The phrase goes beyond simply advocating multiple use.  It requires from those who advocate it a willingness to not be selfish.  It means other’s preferences are accepted recognizing that one’s choice of recreation is not better than another, just different, and that not one user group has greater rights than another.  Behavior is courteous and respectful at all times and is not dependent upon others behavior.

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