michael48197 wrote:I cleared some deadfall, but there was one widow-maker at ~2.5 miles in the disc golf sections. I broke off most of the small branches and you should be able to ride under it for now. It's ~3" in diameter and fairly green wood. I didn't want to try and drag it out or break it without succeeding and making a total mess out of the trail. So it's still there. If anyone plans to ride RHP this week, please bring a small saw to cut out the branch as I won't get a chance to return to RHP until next weekend. Let me know in this forum if you cleared the trail.
Also, there's 6-8" standing water on the trail at the beginning of the disc golf section after you cross the paved path at ~2.25ish miles. PLEASE DON'T RIDE THROUGH THE WATER. I recommend that you veer right on the paved path ~50 yards until you pass the water on your left in the trees and then hop back on the the MTB trail after the water.
Finally, you should DEFINITELY stay clear of the west fence line section after the disc golf sections if there is ANY chance of thaw on the surface. The S-climb up to the fence, the sharp down/up S-bend section (where the large deadfall was last year), the area right before the large log pile and the beginning of the section built last year were all a complete mess. ONLY RIDE THIS SECTION IF EVERYTHING IS FROZEN.
Trail was in great shape Sunday night, but probably a bit wet after the rain we had yesterday/last night. Cleared the tree in the disc golf area on Sunday night. Also between the trailhead and service road cleared a head slapper and associated deadfall, and a leaner that was rotten at the base. There are still quite a small few branches and twigs on the trail, I removed the bigger ones, but it was getting dark and the trail could probably use a raking. I'm up for a trail day.
I did not see any standing water on the trail, and the west fenceline was also in good shape on Sunday.