Todd and I were out Friday night. We took the double track out to Basalty Bail and then over to Holy Schist. Unfortunately we didn't get very far and we lost the trail. We back tracked out and followed the ski trail down to the end of Holy Schist. We followed Jay and Deb's trail in to were they stopped. It was dark and we only had headlights so finding the trail was out of the question. We back tracked out again and took Home Stretch back to the parking lot.
Last ones out of the parking lot, we headed down to Hooterville for beer and fish fry.
My guess is, nobody has made it all the way thru Holy Schist yet. With all the snow it is going to take someone smarter than Todd or I to find the trail.
Went out to BM this afternoon, this is my opinion of current conditions.
The Beginner section thru Chert dip are pretty decent. The snow is grainy and hasn't set up real good yet. I should mention that there were several places where I don't think I was really on the trail. Serpentine Climb and Basalty Bail weren't packed in as good so it tougher going and it bit more walking involved. Did not go over to Holy Schist since as I mentioned earlier in the post that I don't think it has been stomped all the way around.
At the end of Basalty Bail I turned around and rode the trail backwards to the parking lot. With BB and Serpentine more downhill I was able to keep moving better. On Chert Dip and the Beginner I was able to keep moving all the time. Yeah, I got stopped a few times when my tire got off the trail, mainly on a tight turn. Thought it rode so much better that way that I went out and did it again. From parking lot back to parking lot, it took me about 35 minutes for the last lap.