In my opinion it never really does get nasty in eastern Ky due to the amount of sand thats in the soil. There will always be water holes no matter if there has been rain or not. Almost all of the water holes on the KAT either have a hard bottom, shallow edges or a complete go around. Just take the time to look around and find the best line. I can’t stress this enough, always use knobby tires when riding the KAT!