That gully could catch you by suprise alright, you wouldnt want to hit that with to much speed cause you would'nt land till you hit the bottom. The snow fence is a good warning that something is coming up. If you need/want help with anything out there Bob count me in. I dont know about the beginer/learning trail comment, between the ruts and whoops some of it can be brutal. Finally starting to get my speed back after a way too long hiatus and having a blast doing it.