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Letters from the Oman Trail – Rough trail

Letters from the Oman Trail – Rough trail

This first patch of trail is seriously damage, and not a good sign for what might be to come. Fingers cross.”

Rain has obvious positive aspects for the local population, and we all wish it could rain here more often. However, there is one unfortunate negative that is affecting me this morning: Trail conditions. In a matter of minutes, depending on the intensity of the “deluge”, a perfectly maintained trail can become an unbearable source of stress and hardship. What was smooth a moment ago, is now full of displaced rocks and water ravine too deep for my wheels to cross without risking the integrity of my vehicle. Depending on the drop ratio of the path and the speed water gathers down the slope as it reaches the bottom of the hill, you can be faced with serious complications. Worst, if the water crosses on a sharp turn, it’s the entire trail that can vanish in a landslide, leaving you stranded, helpless. Turning around is always very complicated, as mountain trails tend to be pretty narrow, going backward is just agonizing if not plain stupid.

This first patch of trail is seriously damaged, and not a good sign for what might come next. Fingers crossed.

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