It was a quiet day at the park, seemed like just me and one boater out on the water.
I got the new Mountain Masochists out of the closet. I had purchased these in the summer, but have not worn them yet. This 10 mile loop seemed like a good time to test them out.
There was a race on this loop yesterday and I was expecting big mud. Although it rained for most of the week, there really were not big patches of mud. Our area has been in a drought and the water was pretty much absorbed by Mother Earth.
In one area on the Purple Bridle Loop, the derecho storm of late June had downed trees. Some of the downed trees lay in a portion of trail that was big mud pits, so the new trail blazed around it is actually better, not a mud pit at all. Sometimes the natural landscaping takes care of itself.