If you ride the haul roads at all then you are on an active mining area. Since haul roads make up most of the paths, there is no way around it. There are also old, inactive open pits all over the place. Fortunately, most of them are pretty obvious so unless someone is a dumbass, they shouldn't go right into them.it would probably be in areas that are no longer active, plenty of space available if you stay on marked trails. if i see any mining activity when i'm riding i leave that area, seems pretty simple(i know, there are many who simply can't seem to "tread lightly"). Hatfiled/McCoy has made it work, where there's a will there's a way. these areas need income.