I just got back from checking out the Forest. Good news…rut free (from the small distance I went). Bad-ish news…ice highway has begun!
I wouldn’t even consider attempting a ride this weekend unless you have studded tires. At this point a strategy may actually be to time your ride (attempt!) with right at zero to plus one temps so the ice is a bit softer (??) but any snow sections are not going to be too soft. The snowmobile trail, single track and AT trails all have ice on them or are mostly ice.
So ride as your own risk this weekend…who knows how it will go!