Be Safe While Snowmobiling | Big Horn Basin Media

Be Safe While Snowmobiling

Written by on November 16, 2018

Today is the start of snowmobiling season for the national forests, and forest officials want to make sure that anyone recreating knows the rules and takes proper safety precautions.
Wyoming law requires that all snowmobiles must have either a current Wyoming resident or nonresident user fee decal prominently displayed on the outside of each snowmobile. These decals are available at many locations throughout the state.
And there are safety guidelines to follow that will ensure an enjoyable winter experience in the outdoors. Officials urge snowmobilers to be prepared for the worst by carrying extra food and water, warm, dry clothing, and making sure your vehicle is equipped for winter travel; check the weather forecast and road conditions; don’t ride, ski, or snowshoe alone; and let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return.
Additionally, snowmobilers, snowshoers, and skiers should carry an avalanche beacon, a shovel, and a probing pole at all times, along with a GPS unit and a map.

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