Like Bob said, the first 3 or 4 miles are pretty soft.
Only the miles East of the paved trail was firm enough for a fun ride.
Today Steve, Bob and I went out there to scout the trail before the upcoming trail day.
Well, we ended up taking some tools with us, one cheap leaf blower, and a couple of hand tools.
We cleared just about the whole trail. Only the last mile and the Banquet hall connector didn't get the leaf blower treatment.
We also cleared a couple of deadfalls, and trimmed back some vegetation.
I plan to go back there soon and finish everything we didn't get to.
Overall, we all agreed that the trail has never looked this good this early in the season.
No doubt due the advanced trail building techniques done long before we started with the upkeep, and it's our opinion that removing the leaves last fall greatly helped this spring with the clay trail tread that, once dried, makes Addison so fast.