We're thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Tread Lightly! to protect the fun and adventure that is Overlanding! The leading organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing outdoor recreation, Tread Lightly! provides, education, resources and manages programs designed to ensure we all have access to power and beauty that is Nature (think Moab, folks!).
This collaboration isn't just about hitting the road – it's about leaving a lasting legacy of respect for the incredible environments we explore.
Our partnership includes giving YOU big savings on your next Roof Top Overland purchase when you become a supporting member!
Here's what it means for you:
1.Tread Lightly! and Save BIG: Become a Tread Lightly Member and score exclusive discounts on your next Roof Top Overland gear purchase. Because eco-conscious adventures start with the right tools!
2. Discover responsible routes: From hidden campsites to ethical gear guides, Tread Lightly's resources are your roadmap to exploring with purpose. No more guesswork, just epic, responsible adventures.
3. Leave a lasting legacy: Learn and practice Tread Lightly's Five Core Principles. Protect the fun and adventure that is overlanding!
Protect the land and the trails by staying on designated roads, trails and areas. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. When possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.
Respect the Rights of Others
Protect the fun for others, including future generations. This includes private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave any gates as you found them. Yield the right of way to those passing you or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore. Don’t be selfish or you put your access at risk, and the access for others.
Prior to your trip, do your research by obtaining travel maps and learn regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely and ensure you do no harm to the trails, yourself, or others.
Avoid Sensitive Areas
Be extra aware of land such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams. Always ride with caution any time water is present. Wet soils are more susceptible to damage. Riding along river and stream beds causes erosion and habitat destruction. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.
Do Your Part
It’s up to you to protect your trail access! Always be modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas.
Let's hit the road with passion, care, and a deep respect for the landscapes that fuel our wanderlust.
The open road awaits, responsibly.