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Rainfly; Fly A waterproof covering that fits over the roof of your tent to keep rain and wind from soaking and freezing the occupants.
RUA Restricted Use Area - indicates that the Forest Service has put special regulations in place above the normal backcountry rules. Designed to give special protection to overused or particularly fragile areas, it normally means that camping and campfires are not allowed within this range.
Runoff When rain falls upon either saturated or extremely dense earth and cannot be absorbed, and hence flows off the area in which it fell.

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