After 3 months without riding (we had a baby), did the 12-mile shortcut loop of the Poto yesterday from 10:30-12:30 ish. Very uncharacteristically of me, did not check this thread and thus had no idea about the boy scouts. There were definitely a ton of them, with families, between the points mentioned. No problem at all though, other than on the treacherous (read: radically awesome) downhill right before the watson lake / halfmoon lake bridge (is that at the "caretaker" cabin or something like that?), where a woman and child had to jump aside as my buddy did a nice endo and tumble right in front of them (he's a newb, all good though).
Have to say though, those boy scouts are some courteous kids. Everyone was very well prepared and all yelled "BIKES!" every time we approached a group and all jumped aside.
It was an amazingly beautiful fall day! Trail was in amazing shape, leaf cover is probably about to increase a bit more though. BIG THANKS to whoever did all that weed whacking along the trail corridor, that is the most open and clear I have ever seen the trail. (ahem, the shortcut trail is still mighty tight).
Mountain biking is awesome.