Rode the north section yesterday. It was my first time riding in the snow. I guess I can not wait for the spring. The conditions were quite good. The snow was packed on most of the trail by the cross country skiers. Only on few sections it started to melt and the wheels would sink into it. It took me over twice as long as in the summer time to do both loops, but it was well worth it. After 3 months of not riding I realized how much out of shape I was. Of course I had to go slow on the downs, and the steeper climbs I had to push my bike because the tires were slipping. Although I have to say that my Kenda Navegals did quite well for tires not designed for snow. The temperature was about 34 deg, there were quite few people walking and cross country skiing, but no other bikers. One positive thing about riding this trail in winter is that the muddy area around 19 marker was completely frozen and covered with snow.
Let's make 26ers great again!