Often times, I'm out riding on dirt roads. Often, the road suddenly has a sign that says "no trespassing" or "Private Drive" in the middle. So, I turn around and find another road. Sometimes, there is a sign that says "End State Maintenence" Sometime, this sign is accompainied by another sign that says "Private" or "No Trespassing". So, I turn around. Sometime, there is just the "End State Maintenence" sign, and nothing else, and the road keeps going to connect to another main public road. I always figured this meant the road was still public, but didn't get plowed for snow or lined with gravel or something. But then I once found myself explaining to a Farmer why I was trespassing on his land. I explained I was a bit lost, following my GPS, and trying to get back to a main road. He was very polite, understanding, and said that back in the late 1800s, there had been a road there, but since then there had definately NOT been a road, and I was, in fact, in his cow pasture. I apologized, thanked him for his understanding, and went back the way I'd come. Certainly, there had been no indications of private property posted. Now I've just been told that End State Maintaince means "Private Property: Do not enter"....sometimes. Sometimes it just means that the road gets a bit rough, but is still open to the public, such as on National Forests. So, I'm confused. I don't want to trespass, but I don't want to give up riding on public, legal roads that aren't well graveled and steamrolled...those are the fun ones. How do I know?