A little more thing about Travel Information Maps and the National Forests since not everyone may understand this concept. You are responsible to know whether your motorized travel is allowed on a particular road or not. The USFS does not post this information on many roads. Some roads will be closed during certain periods of the year but will be open the rest of the time. Sometimes the Travel Information Map will indicate a road segment being seasonally closed and then list the closure dates in a table on the map. Sometimes the legend on the map will refer you to check the sign on that portion of road (usually gated) to find out the closed periods. The important thing about this is that it is our responsibility as users to make sure we have the current information as far as allowable travel. While I was in the Hills I read a notice in the paper announcing a hearing on proposed changes to the Travel Management Plan that will take effect in 2010. That means there will be a new map next year (this one expires in September this year). These maps are on the web but if you are an old guy like me you will find them awkward and hard to read. You can write for a hard copy or many visitor centers in area towns will have them available. I think I saw about a case of them in Newcastle and I have picked one up in Custer before as well. I still use my waterproof 2001 forest map for knocking around, but when I have a question about something, I dig out the current Travel Information Map. For most visitors, this won't be a problem since open roads are usually obvious. Explorers will need to take a closer look though.