While playing in the mud can be fun, proper trail use is important to take into consideration - especially in Iowa. Higher than normal temperatures are inviting, especially in winter, but warmer days and freezing nights have wreaked havoc on our dirt trails. Riding or hiking on muddy trails can ruin them. It leaves ruts, contributes to erosion, and creates an unrideable, hard-to-fix trail surface requiring hours of labor to correct. If you are leaving a visible rut or deep footprints, the trail is too muddy to use.
Help us spread awareness and encourage everyone to be considerate trail users. We want all to enjoy the outdoors! [Photo by @pingoraoutdoors
at Glow Wild. No trails were harmed in the making of this photo. 😄] #LeadingYouOutdoors