Bugs were out, but not insane. I was able to ride the whole trail, though I got mixed up at first, entering in the wrong spot and riding the North Shore section backwards and unknowingly getting into Jungle 1 using the dirt path along the creek. Luckily, I took a picture of the kiosk map or I wouldn't have had a clue later on. I had to stop and refer to it probably 10 times, especially whenever I came out to a road. After I was done it made more sense and I went and rode the big bridge close to Cochran Street, and the first bit of Jungle 1 that I missed. Now I know what to do next time. It took me 2 hours total, between getting confused and taking pictures of interesting things. How many miles is it in total, for the entire thing?
In the Gully, within sight of Camp Francis, the trail just disappeared entirely on one of the low corners, where a small bush/tree is down and the trail didn't emerge on the other side. I picked it up about 20 feet away, in the other direction, so a corner is hidden somehow (but of course I didn't know which way it should go). One tree down in the Gully after that, only 5" thick, but crossing the trail in two spots - I tried but couldn't get rid of it by hand. A big huge tree is across the trail at chest height, with sharp broken branches making it look like some sort of medieval torture device, in the Pines, probably two thirds of the way through. About five trees, some of them large, uprooted off of a sidehill beside the trail, and fell across the trail on the other side of the switchback. You can't miss it (see first two pictures below). I just wish this had happened at Burchfield so I could build something cool on it!!!! Are you allowed to build stunts at Bennett? I'm guessing not, judging by the lack of them.
These five healthy trees uprooted (the trail is just to the right of the big rootball and curves around to under the tops of these trees, if you ride the trail backwards):
... and some of their tops created this (my front tire is on and perpendicular to the trailbed):
This is a dangerous bit of erosion, on the North Shore section, not too far from the orange fencing, maybe a few hundred yards. Yes, this is the trailbed, as far as I could tell. The holes are open underneath the roots, you could drop things down there and they would roll into the water. It's scarier than it looks in this picture.
This log crossing on the Boy Scout trail was fun ...
Overall, I found the trail to be interesting and enjoyed my ride. It will be much quicker for me to navigate things the next time, and I will be back to ride Bennett in the future. I'm thinking it might be a good trail for my daughter to expand her skills on - nothing too steep or difficult. It's great that you could jump in and out at roads to ride specific sections, once you know what you're doing.
Thanks for all the hard work out there!