A big thanks to all the douche bags who have been riding when the trail was soft. I haven't ridden a real trail in 6 weeks due in part to illness, but mostly out of respect for the trails. The endless ruts and pizza cutters made for a very novel experience.
I've been out there for the last several weeks - riding the gravel pit on my fatbike. The really odd thing is the sand out there is now deep as it normally gets around summertime. Not normal at all for winter, or even the warm temps we've been having. Typically when it gets around 40F out there the sand is a bit firmer. I walked a couple portions of the trail today, mix of bumpy ice, mud and firm ground, glad I can ride deep sand. I do see quite a few people out riding the trail. That slop section by the roadside bridge before the Springmill Pond would be enough for me, no thanks.