Please pass the word: I discovered by surprise this morning that there are two massive trees down near the bottom of the high-speed descent.

I escaped serious injury (just a cut forearm on a jagged branch and a swift jolt to the jewels that I'm still feeling) after slamming into the first one, but the next rider might not be so lucky.

The second tree, even larger and forcing you to hike well off the trail to get around it, comes up right after. I'm guessing it might be a while before they're removed. This will require a lot of work.