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Old 04-09-2016, 10:34 PM
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Francis Marion National Forest

Anyone ever use a MVUM (MOTOR VEHICLE USE MAP) and explore any of the trails around the forest? Curious if any spots are better than others, recommendations etc... Anyone done any exploring around this National Park? Here is a link to the MVUM

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...prd3856535.pdf

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Old 04-13-2016, 11:54 AM   #2
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I'd be interested in knowing what's up with those areas and if there is anything worth checking out.

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The National Forests are the best place to Off Road and the MVUM Maps show where you are allowed to. I am a little biases, but I consider them a vital asset.

I just released my first Android app - OFFROAD ATLAS. It will make the National Forest Road and Trail Motor Vehicle Use Maps available on your phone - FOR OFFLINE USE.

I posted at Motor Vehicle Use Maps for Android with a few free promo codes to try it out.

I would love to hear what you think. You can also browse the map and try a demo out online at offroadatlas.org
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Best be damned careful that you know the laws. Heavy fines are found there too.

I am very familiar with the FMNF and can say I have driven on most if not all the roads out there (yes Trails too, it that is your choice of words).

Ranger Stations used to have some paper maps you could purchase for 5 bucks and these are much easier to read than the MVUMs in my estimation.

One strong word of caution;

IF there are one NF Road signs posted on the road don't drive it until you know for certain it is available for the public to transit.

One other word of caution; TREAD LIGHLTY is your friend.
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They sell the maps for $10 now at the ranger stations. They told me so long as the road is not posted for ATV or cycle only or gated then it is legal to drive on but must stay on the roads and not create my own trails

What is NF road Sign?

Since you have been out there are there any areas that are better than others that I should try? I have heard that many of the roads are properly graded and not very exciting.

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And to your tread lightly Point: I agree 100%! I am not one of those people who are trying to ruin the sport for everyone else

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They sell the maps for $10 now at the ranger stations. They told me so long as the road is not posted for ATV or cycle only or gated then it is legal to drive on but must stay on the roads and not create my own trails

What is NF road Sign?

Since you have been out there are there any areas that are better than others that I should try? I have heard that many of the roads are properly graded and not very exciting.

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I would get that in writing, uh... oh, that ain't going to happen! So if you'll read the legend on the MVUM it explains the idea of marked for use.

The current signage used is a brown strip of plastic about 4-6" wide with some white numbers pasted/glued in place like FR 1234. Most of the gravel roads still have some form of a sign on a post though many have been shot up. Many of the roads may have a sign at one end and not the other.

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