I too rode EC this weekend.
I didn't think it was that bad.
I would say most of what I encountered could be attributed to the storms that went through. If any of the TCs also have storm damage then the priority is with their property first.
Big tree down after you exit the expert loop, cross the bridge, and get back on the intermediate.
Think that one I had to crawl and drag my bike under to get through.
Another one not to far down from there but heading in the opposite direction (I think). That one I had to push the bike over top of as it was about thigh high on me.
Other than that the ride was good. The bridge obstacles still were functioning good I thought.
Biggest thing was little to no flys, which at Ionia is a killer at this time.
I still think its a fun and challenging course.
Ionia State Recreation Area Trail Coordinator
"They say that the journey can be more important than the destination. In Mountain biking there is no destination. Just the bike. The rider. And a place to ride." - Roam