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#1 The Krackheads

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:52 PM

Not the best title for what I am trying to convey but seeing that our trail systems do not have any emergency routes I thought this was a useful post.


With the leaves off the trees and the ability to see for far distances I would make the suggestion on your next ride to look uphill-downhill and across valley.  Study the surroundings, Make notes of how trail may only be 50 yards from a quick escape route should it be needed. It's amazing how a trail like GF doubles back on itself quite a bit and getting to a road or short cutting a trail to alleviate a 3-4 mile hike out is fairly easy.  I have had my fair share of assisting hurt and lost people off the trail, Trail knowledge and simple short cuts can make a big difference. 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:52 PM

Excellent food for thought, Dave.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:54 PM

Excellent advice!

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:08 AM

This is the reason the GORC maps have all the other stuff on them besides trails: roads, doubletrack, radio towers, castles... anything that might help figure out where you are.

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