I had not been back to Tiger since the Enduro in September, and was a little bit concerned about how the conditions would be, given the recent rain and wind. But the word through the grapevine was that it was pretty dry, so with a cool, breezy and sunny forecast, I returned to the scene of the crime... I rode Iverson, East Tiger Summit, Off the Grid, Fully Rigid, Joyride and NW Timber. I skipped Preston and Silent Swamp because of a shortcoming of daylight and stamina. I found every one of the trails I rode to be in truly exceptional condition. Seriously! There was one 14"(?) hemlock down across the eastern third of Iverson, and a few branches scattered here and there, but otherwise no obstacles. As for water - there wasn't any! Aside from one totally-out-of-place puddle on OTG, and a lot of needle ice in places, the trails are bone dry and well-packed. This made for a very clean, fast ride. Truly stoked to see how Tiger has gone from "closed in the winter" area to a "great winter riding" area.
Submitted by r1de on 11/12/2014