Staff from the Routt National Forest began removing the marker poles for skier/snowshoe trails on Rabbit Ears Pass this past week. Trail users should be aware of their location at all times since some temporary signage will no longer be in place. Recreationists should also use caution at creek crossings and in wet areas. Removal of the temporary signage is an annual task for the Forest Service, but this year it is happening earlier than normal due to warm weather and snowmelt. The marker poles need to be pulled by staff before portions of the trails become inaccessible to over-the-snow travel. This does not mean that area boundaries are no longer applicable. The boundary between the Rabbit Ears multi-use and non-motorized areas is still in place and while trails are not marked, snowmobiles are still prohibited in the non-motorized area. The Forest Service has issued 30 violation notices this winter to snowmobilers for being in the non-motorized area on Rabbit Ears Pass, off trail in the Buffalo Pass permit area, or in the Zirkel Wilderness.