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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Power line trails?

Anyone know what happens if you are caught on a power line trail? Tons of work going on with the expansion making for quick easy trails for my stock wrangler. Gets my fix in until I can wheel with the big boys (and get a few payments in before I brake something)

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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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If its not legal, don't do it regardless of consequences. Very bad for the sport. Why do you think we have such limited options here in the Northeast?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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I think options are limited in populated area due to abuse....I know I ca use logging roads up north for sure! Can't wait to hit stud mil rd!
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #4
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No signs posted so unsure if legal.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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I've been up a couple of the roads in my WK. In Monmouth, w. Gardiner area. No cops around there and some fun hills.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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I'm stock so not expecting to tear anything up.....heard an all wheel place to go to in Greene. $10pp and 400 acres....gonna check it out....and look for more aggressive tires
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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I'm stock too. And the off road park is pretty sweet. Just make sure you put your ten dollars in the box. A buddy of me me didn't and when he got stuck. The owner told him to find his own way out.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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I am the President of the local ATV/snowmobile club and I can positively tell you that it is illegal to run your Jeep on the CMP power line. There are exceptions to that rule for:

1. Clubs that have approved plans and trails
2. Farmers who have written permission to graze their live stock and travel
3. Other activities approved in writing by CMP

Additionally, when the ATV/snowmobile trails are built and maintained by the clubs using State money (almost all are) those are also restricted by law.

It's not that people hate 4X4's. In fact, I have a mudder but I take it to approved trails. It is just the fact that people destroy trails, bridges, floating trails with their rigs. I have helped build a bridge on one Saturday and returned the next Saturday to find it destroyed!

Now we post cameras and turn the pictures over to the Warden Service and State Police. If you really want to be a good neighbor and help the 4X4 community, use approved ares.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 10:35 AM   #9
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Thanks for the education and confirmation I've had sleds and knew that trails were off limits to 4x4s due to the chance of being torn up and thus losing permission to use the land. Did not know that some trails are approved for ATVs. I plan to stick to the 4x4 and sleds myself I'll stay away from the power lines . Plan to try the green off road park and get up north to logging roads. I also want to join a club. Is your club in the Lewiston area?
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Unread 04-05-2014, 02:52 AM   #10
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Anyone know what happens if you are caught on a power line trail? Tons of work going on with the expansion making for quick easy trails for my stock wrangler. Gets my fix in until I can wheel with the big boys (and get a few payments in before I brake something)
I went out for breakfast with a few MMP guys the other day and a couple of wardens showed up and I asked the same question, I was informed that:
1. First Offense - $500
2. Each Consecutive - $750
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Unread 04-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #11
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You're vehicle can be confiscated if there's environmental damage.
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