Driving on National Forest Service Roads

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Driving on National Forest Service Roads Marion Forks Reviews

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This could save you and your car! Jul 21, 2007
The National Forest Service cuts roads off of the main paved highways to access areas where they wish to thin out the forest of trees or to create fire breaks. To call these roads is a real stretch. What you will find are dirt trails wide enough for a truck to go either up or down and once in awhile a turn off where another sub-trail leads off into the forest. All of these “roads” have designations on them and they are numbered and mapped by the NFS. They all should have a four by four post painted with the number, like NFS492, on them.

One of the things to really pay attention to if you use one or more of these is that sometimes they cut trees or pulled down trees to make the “road” and they left a deep hole or rut, or even a stump that you may to drive over. Caution should be used to make sure your vehicle remains in good condition. Very slow speeds, avoid the dips, ruts, and bumps and rocks as much as possible, and if you should meet a logging truck coming down the road in front of you, you must back up because he has the right of way.
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