26 May '15, 6pm

Trail running: Choosing the Right Trail

Some trails become a lot more difficult during and after a rain storm. Ask whether certain areas are prone to flash floods, quicksand, mudslides, or rock slides. Be aware of possible falling branches. Consult local trail runners. A good local running sore or running club can probably help you connect with local trail runners. Tell the expert the type of trail you would like to run - and hazards you’d like to avoid. Find a map! Some running and outdoor stores have trail maps. You may also find these at the local office of your state or US Forest Service or state or National Park office. The websites of many state and National parks and forests will often have trail maps. Be aware of animal threats. Ask if there have been sightings of aggressive animals such as bears, mountain lions, wild hogs, wild dogs, etc. In wilderness areas, moose and even deer have been known to run o...

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