Pic on the left. All good (and even THANKS to the crew of 2 that did some of this clearing). Pic next to it. Not so good. Did a convoluted 3 hour loop this am, terminating in Boulder. Went west and up, in order to go east and down. The 1,000 foot initial climb in 34 degrees was a bit painful, but long live long climbs. I offer the 2 photos above, as examples of what TO do and what NOT to do. Someone has been removing rocks and smoothing and de-technical - ing a legacy trail.This trail is technical, there are fun 'moves' where you have to wiggle and bend and watch tire placement. AND RIDE OVER ROCKS. Some hater of technical riding has been removing a lot of these little moves, and gentrifying this historical trail. Kind of sad when someone takes it upon themselves to fundamentally alter the character of a trail that I would argue belongs to all of us. A trail that has ridden a certain way for almost 20 years, but now will never ride the same again. Bummer. You can not go back. The REST of the 3 hour ride was just peaceful and lovely and quiet and amazing. The flax are out at about 7,000 feet. The Giant is still riding like a lovely monster and all is well in the kingdom, despite the short sighted vision of a few rock removers.