|Trail Rating Information|
|Monday, 28 January 2008 01:20|
Make sure that you know what scale they are using, when they give you a trail ratings.
Trail Ratings - A trail is rated by the most difficult obstacle. A trail could be all easy except for one short section, which would raise the rating. Experience has shown me that one man's "#2" could be another man's "#4". A surface that is dry might be easy, as in clay, but hard if wet.
The trails change all of the time by weather and use. The trails can go up or down in ratings from year to year. My use of trail ratings are rated from the last usage I experienced on the trail. A rainstorm can change a trail in a day from easy to impassable overnight.
(This is only a guide, you still have the responsibility to judge your skills)!
This is the rating system I like to use at Western Adventures Ratings (W.A.R.) has been the most popular with the 4-wheelers:
The Forest Service and government has used a 3 rating system.
(I find this is a little too broad of a definition for my use).
1 to 10 Rating (There are many different 1 to 10 ratings used! Know which onr they are using before it is too late!)
There are some groups which use a 1 through 10 and I translated to the 1 to 4 + as a:
Western Adventures Rating = W.A.R.
Never let peer pressure push you beyond your abilities as this is when many accidents happen!
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