My thoughts exactly burns. Annie and I headed out there about 3:00 today. Parkin lot did look pretty empty and that shoulda told me something. There were about 6-7 cars out there and as we left our car I asked a young guy who had just 'rode' if it was messy out there and he said 'nope, not too bad'. But IMO it was a mess also. Limbs down all over the trail, mud that just never seems to dry up (for the last month or two), trees down, face slappers (and grabbers, pickers) everywhere, and the now usual water holes, that just never seem to drain off. This is the worst I've ever seen this trail IMO, it looked like a trail that no one rides anymore. It's a shame considering how much the trail actually gets used! I think the gates should be closed and locked until everyone gets an opportunity to get out there and put n a few hours of work (each of us) until we can make it more like a bad ass trial instead of a sloppy, rutted up, overgrown half ass trail. We did avoid all the big mud holes on our ride, but as burns said, you can tell the trial has been used a good bit over this last week = ruts.
"there's someone in my head, but it's not me" R. Waters