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By Andi Bourne

What Snowmobilers Need to Know Before They Go


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

The Seeley Lake Ranger District has installed "Are You Beeping?" signs at the Seeley Creek and West Side Bypass Trailheads. As snowmobilers pass, a green light indicates that their transponder is on and transmitting.

SEELEY LAKE – Snowmobile season will soon be in full swing with more than three feet of new snow in the mountains over the past week. Missoula County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Robert Parcell and Seeley Swan Search & Rescue (SSSAR) Chief Gerry Connell offer a few tips for snowmobilers to keep them legal and safe this season.

Snowmobiles are required to follow the U.S. Forest Service Travel Plans for the specific national forest. The Over-the-Snow Vehicle Maps are available at the local ranger districts. The Seeley Lake Driftriders also offer a trails map that is available at businesses...

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