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    Forks Area Trail System

    Is it rideable this time of year? I need to get out of the great white north for a week or so.
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    We were down there last wknd but only rode Big Rock and Tower after hearing how wet the rest was. Those trails wern't bad, neither was Bartram and with the fair weather since then I'd say alot more of it is good to go now.

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    Thank you. Where should I stay while there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    Where should I stay while there?
    We stayed at Petersburg Campground. Nice amenities, solitude (this time of year), proximity to trails, etc.

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    For camping either Petersburg on the Georgia side or Hamilton Branch state park on the Carolina side.
    For motels look to Evans, Ga. It's 10 minutes across the river from FATS.
    As of today FATS is not rideable. The area still hasn't recovered from last week's ice storm. Too many trees down in addition to being too wet. Good weather and good volunteers may have it ready by this coming weekend.
    Check the sorba-csra forums for the most up-to-date area trail statuses.
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    Hope this helps.

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    Currently not able to be ridden.
    Lots of damage from the last storm and might be a bit.

    FATS ice storm damage.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Turkey Creek, Wine Creek and Horne Creek are clear. A group will be out at Modoc Thursday after work to start clearing it.. Bartram has a chainsaw crew going out Friday, and Mistletoe Saturday. Plans are to have the 6 loops cleared of small stuff in the next two weeks with chain saw crews going in after. Keep in mind most of these volunteers have been clearing their yards for the last few days.

    I drove near FATS yesterday and there are a lot of trees down in the area.

    For camping Petersburg is the place to stay IMO. I am a local and that is where I camp locally and a few others local riders do the same.

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    Just an update from the sorba-csra forum:

    "Please do not ride/run FATS unless you are volunteering with trail cleanup and are very familiar with the trails. Only a few miles of trail are clear and the large amount of ice storm debris has made most sections of trail impassable and largely unrecognizable.

    There was a S&R incident last night at FATS, after someone not familiar with the trails encountered a section of trail blocked by storm debris and got lost. If the USFS decides to close the trail because of safety issues related to the ice storm damage, it will become even more difficult, and take much longer, for us to clear the ice storm debris and get the trail back to normal. Please tell your friends not to walk/hike/run/ride FATS until all the ice storm damage is repaired.

    Read more: FATS Trail Conditions 2014 | SORBA-CSRA Community Bulletin Board


    From pictures I have seen it is a mess. On a positive side, Bartram, Modoc, Mistletoe, Turkey, Wine, Lick Forks are all clear and only two large trees are down on Keg Creek. that is over 50 miles of singletrack in the area that is ridable in the area.

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    If you're going that way consider Long Cane Horse Trail. It's in Greenwood about 45-60 minutes north of FATS. The upper loop is about 16 miles of fun riding.

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