Just rode the loop last night for the first time. Awesome ride except for the fact that they must have had a major wind storm come through the area recently. Starting about half way down the Little Basin Creek portion of the trail and continuing quite a ways down the Big Basin Creek portion of the trail I probably dismounted 50 times for downed trees across the trail. Needless to say before riding this trail I would check with the forest service in Stanley to see if it has been cleared. Other than all of the downed timber it was a great ride. We parked at the intersection of the two forest roads on the southeast side of the loop and rode counter clockwise. The mosquitoes were pretty bad for the first mile and the last mile but not too bad for the rest of the ride. One last comment, there was no possible way to stay dry with the creek crossings! The water is still nearly knee deep at all four of the major ones and there was probably four more smaller ones that were way too deep to ride across. The meadows up top were simply spectacular.