Rode the full trail this morning - it is in great shape, just a little sandy in the usual places. Almost no mud at all. I was surprised after all this rain.
I love the new reroutes on the Gosling Lake loop. The two new wood bridges and reroute avoid a very sloppy eroded spot, and the reroute around that mud pit right before the gravel road is great - man that was a nasty mud pit each spring. Thanks to those who did all this hard work!
The down tree being discussed is obvious, but it is in a bad spot, if you are smoking the trail. I had to brake hard after seeing it, even after reading about it here this morning. After the shortcut, after you cross the 2 wood bridged, you wind for a little bit, and then there is a nice downhill runout where you can get some nice speed. The tree is on a downhill section on that run-out, and you can't see it until you crest the hill and have started to crank for the downhill. It was an exercise in rapid acceleration followed by hard braking. If you are cranking through that section, watch out, and be ready to brake hard.