Rode Dry Hill Loop on Memorial Day (3rd time ever riding it). Trail was fantastic as usual. Although I did notice the first mile or so (clockwise) seem to be a re-route as it was still lumpy and "fresh" looking. Not as much sand as I remembered at the beginning. The big tree was still there at (3)(?), not sure of EXACT location, but was definitely a forced dismount to get around.
I have yet to ride this trail counter-clockwise, but yes there seems to be a lot of climbing clockwise for the first 2 miles, then again in the middle section (mile 6) , and again towards the ending (mile 8 ). With some very fun fast downhill twisties in between.
This time I made the mistake of going from #2 to #5. Got to the road crossing and realized I went the wrong way. So I turned around and went back to #2 then got back on track to #3. This section (2-5) is only .5 mile long (1 mile there and back), but man did it kill me. Lots of up-and-down with very little "flow to keep momentum going. So by the time I got back to #2 I felt like I had ridden half the *beep* trail
A very Love/Hate trail for me. Love the twisties and fast flowing serpentine sections, but Hate the climbs and find myself just barely moving on uphills towards the end.