Just tried Preddy, too wet. Also parks/rec in there working
I’m sure you’ve received reports already, but just in case… I rode different Sherando loops over past two weekends and here are some notes:
Slacks Trail (uphill/north of White Rock trail intersection) – Mike from SVBC installed several grade reversals. Should help with drainage/ruts. Nice.
Slacks Trail (north/uphill from Overlook spur trail): 12″ dia. tree blowdown
White Rock Trail: Several trees down on the lower section with the 4 drainage crossings 8″ dia. deadfall @ 1st (lowest) stream crossing 15″ dia. deadfall between 3rd & 4th (I think) crossing 8″ dia. blowdown suspended approx 48″ above the trail uphill (I think?) of 4th crossing
Turkey Pen @ lowest stream crossing: 8″ dia tree
Turkey Pen and Torrey are generally clear of briars. Lots of bear activity (overturned rocks) on “lower” Torrey (north of Slacks intersection). There is one tree down on “lower” Torrey, but I can’t remember exact location – will ride there again in the upcoming weekends and report back.
The section between Rubens and Cuddens needs attention – that section is always the last to dry out. It is still muddy and the trail is excessively widened due to “ridearound” Remainder of trails are in decent shape. There is a “low bridge” suspended tree down on the Riverside trail.
Watch out for the chicken wire coming loose on the short bridge above the creek crossing. The swampy section near Holmes is dried out, but badly scarred.
Otherwise, the trail is clear and in good shape.
RTF is in good shape almost everywhere. Should be good riding this weekend.
Per Tony Brown at BRS, the trails are to wet to ride this weekend.
Preddy outer loop and RTF north section are both in good shape. RTF had a few wet areas in very low lying areas/dips.
As of Thursday evening O-hill Perimeter trail was nice and dry but newer reroute section by fence very muddy and Fontaine RTF a bit muddy.
Just an FYI, the gravel/dirt roads out Free union way (Fox mtn, clark, Ballards mill, and Wesley chapel) were extremely muddy and soft last night (Tuesday). Will be even worse after todays rain I’m sure. Looks like spin class the rest of the week..
Trails are going to be wet for a while. We received a couple inches of rain/sleet recently, and air temperatures are not promoting evaporation. Freeze thaw cycles are loosening soil, making mud when the trails thaw. Ride trails ONLY when they are frozen solid, and get off them before the sun thaws the trail surface.