Returned to Cherry Valley for the first time since the last school year ended. Great to be back, and conditions did not disappoint! Totally clear everywhere - no blowdown, and every single creek crossing was bone dry, except for the big one with the log/dirt bridge up top at the start of YGD. Dirt ranged from bone dry and loose ball bearings to grippy rocket rails. No mud anywhere. Lots of gnats!
Didn't see any other bikes at all, and in fact the trails looked a little unridden (hence, the "lonely"); a lot of little twigs and leaves that suggested a lower traffic volume.