Forest Service Steps Up Patrols for Errant Snowmobilers

Forest Service Steps Up Patrols for Errant Snowmobilers

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Patrols are increasing for snowmobilers riding in restricted areas.

The U-S Forest Service will be patrolling wilderness areas in Uinta and Wasatch-Cache national forests, which do NOT allow snowmobiles.

The increased patrols will be in areas where there have been reports of snowmobilers challenging themselves to ride as high as possible on steep slopes.

Officials say people should assume all snowmobile routes and all-terrain vehicle routes are closed unless designated open.

However, if snowmobilers want to be absolutely sure, they can download maps of snowmobile routes at

If anyone see snowmobilers in violation of the law, they're asked to call the Pleasant Grove Ranger District.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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