This is exactly what the SFWDA Meet N Rides are all about: exposing folks to what Southern has going on these days, the accomplishments, status, and direction SFWDA is headed.
We helped bring out 75 people total to the park that day. Especially good when you can get this information in the ears of folks that may have never even had direct contact with Southern before. At the same time, getting these people out on trails too and leading them through trails many of them have never experienced before.
The rain that the park saw overnight before the ride changed the equation a little bit for the difficulty level for everyone and momentum became the name of the game. That, and some folks got some lessons on winch rigging and safety which is always good. The "easy" group went through two rather difficult obstacles together as a team using straps and winches whenever necessary for those without lockers and less aggressive tires. The route wouldn't have been quite as challenging when dry of course. Moderate and hard groups also saw their fair share of challenges but it was expected and didn't stop anyone.
Many thanks to Hale Mountain for opening up their park for us and we hope that many of the attendees will re-visit the park, perhaps when it's a little dryer. Also, thank you to SFWDA for covering the Chick-Fil-A biscuits and O.J. Saturday morning. After all, we are Southern so what's a get-together without good food! See y'all at Trailfest!
Great event for our club, SFWDA, and Hale Mountain Park. Thank y'all!
- Jake White
Owner / Operator CartoTracks.com
Rocket City Rock Crawlers
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