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It’s Been a Soggy Spring and Summer

You know we’ve had a lot of rain in the Southeast when the Seattle forecast is consistently drier than ours. Georgia’s summer is the 4th wettest on record, looking back 135 years. And, the long range outlook for the fall shows that the wet trend will continue. Our trails have been rode hard and put up wet, so Erik Rippon, President of SORBA Chattanooga offers some advice for riders, and it applies whether you’re riding in Chattanooga or elsewhere.

Please remember our trails must dry prior to use to avoid long-term damage.

IMBA-SORBA Immersed in Recreation Trails Collaborative Management Project

The USDA Forest Service began a collaborative process with the public to develop a strategy to better manage the trails in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The main goal of this effort is to provide a diverse, quality trail system that is maintainable and ecologically sustainable. IMBA-SORBA has joined hikers, anglers, four-wheelers, equestrians, and other forest users to make sure this project is a success and enhances the recreational experience of all the forest’s users. Three principles have been adopted to guide the process.

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