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Before traveling into remote or unfamiliar areas, take a training course to learn how to use a compass and read a map correctly. One type of map that you may use is a topographic map. It is created from aerial photographs. It reveals contours of the land, such as hills, valleys, lakes, rivers, and roads.

Selecting a Trail Map

To make sure you know where you can operate your snowmobile legally, get a trail map like the one below. Be sure that it shows the locations of designated trails and routes.

Topographic map
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