As for trail conditions this afternoon - one member of the RIDENOX Council made a complete inspection today and found that all of Coldspot, Hammer, Haycock Run, and Jaywalk loops very dry. LOWER EWR and most of South Park were also in good condition drainagewise.
HOWEVER, UPPER EWR remain very muddy in numerous spots especially nearer the dam access road. Please detour onto Lower EWR to avoid. A few spots on South Park approaching the Bump Track are also somewhat muddy as well. Much of this mud is due to the irresponsibility of a few riders riding much too early in late March/early April placing deep ruts adjacent to drains trapping the waterflow.
It should be noted that numerous fallen trees,pulled-up roots, protruding branches, low-hanging vines, and significant amounts of loose debris from this past winter particularly characterize a lot of Upper EWR, Upper Jaywalk, and South Park. This debris is scheduled to be removed in early May. Until then, ride with caution.
More than an inch of rain is predicted on Tuesday, 4/15. Please stay off the trails entirely until warmer, drier weather returns.