Well I am up for greens/blues but I have never been to AOAA so I don;'t know my way around there... would we have a trail leader that knows the place?Yeah, we're looking to stick to more manageable blues given that my understanding is a green at AOAA is similar in difficulty to a blue a Rausch. Maybe we can join them for some easier trails and split off rather than do the harder ones.
From my first experience in July, it’s easy to navigate if you have the map. Look for the Maprika official map used for CMCC (there’s an East and West). Stay on greens and enjoy what you get. Keep in mind that the tighter, shorter, and twistier the trail, the worse Maprika is. And there are some mud pits on greens that are deceptively evil or surprisingly shallow…just probe them first with a stick.
Maybe @captainva can chime in on what he did in an almost stock GX. I did it all in a stock 80 but got some body damage in the trees (the only part of the trail that wasn’t green) because I forgot I wasn’t deflared and armored!
I think it was a great time and would recommend AOAA. Just pay attention to the map and don’t lose sight or comms with the guys ahead of and behind you.
Every trail exit is well marked with pink and black signs to get back to the parking lot. That’s a nice touch. It’s far harder to get lost there than it is at Rausch or Cove.
Also, the majority of the trails on the map are green. Like 80%. That makes it unlikely to stumble upon a black or red but just be cautious and turn around if you’re hesitant about continuing; just find another trailhead and try again.