Look, it's 2023 and it's time to get something straight - don't be a jerk. This isn't me telling you that you are a jerk nor am I even saying to make a nEw YeAr ReSoLuTiOn around the idea of not being a jerk. I am simply requesting on behalf of all the people of the Treasure Valley, if you're going to call this place home... don't be a jerk!

What the hell are we talking about?

I'm glad you asked - there are many ways one could be classified as a jerk. In today's case, it's about our beloved trails throughout the Treasure Valley. We have seen quite a bit of precipitation to start the new year it's important to remind people to not hike or bike on the trails when the trails are wet or muddy.

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This isn't just a courtesy request either, no no... this is an actual law. Idaho legislation says:

Any person who defaces or destroys a trail within the system or appurtenances thereto is guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months, or both.

That's right! When it comes to the trails, if you mess around and find out (I think I said that right), you could be facing a serious fine and even land yourself in jail for up to six freaking months! It's not worth it and you definitely don't want to be the person who ruins a good thing for the hikers and bikers of the Treasure Valley.

There are also a few other laws that you may want to be aware of so you don't look like a jerk in 2023. Let's take a look...

2023 Idaho Laws You Need To Know

Okay, well... some of these laws may not affect you but there are a few laws that we'll all notice right away. Let's take a look...

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

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