I was out there Saturday, rode the entire yellow and blue and the "dunes". The new Surly Larry front tire was allowing me to do a little downhilling in one dune section, where I was joined nearby by a group of snowmobilers who were curious if I were going to do one really sick downhill. No way I was going to try that other nearby hill they were doing
. Shot quite a bit of video I'll post in a few days. I had a possum stop me on the blue, funny how those things will run the trail for quite a while before going off into the woods, got that on video too.
The blue loop ridge coming down along the road was the only section that brought me to a long walk - there are drifts on that up to my knees - the sleds have learned to avoid that section, looks like they are using sections of the old route. Looks like now they just avoid doing that sharp left to the bridge before the ridge narrows, by avoiding the whole ridge altogether. Outside of that the sleds are out riding both loops, but really fat tires and low pressure is necessary.
Afterwards I tried Novi, that was so bad I was doing more walking than riding. Didn't get very far with that one.