My son and I just got back from running the whole figure eight up Devils Gulch and down mission ridge. Dont know if its an "epic" ride but it was 24 miles and four hours in the saddle. Devils Gulch was clear of blowdowns and snow all the way to the top. The only real problem with the trail was a lot of loose rocks have fallen onto the trail. The upper part of the Gulch started to get squishy just before it hit the Mission Road. The road was still closed and we quickly hit snow. The last quarter mile was a push through the snow. Going down the ridge was a lot of snow and mud and a few blow downs. The speed wasnt great. The last half to the saddle dried out and was decent. Motos have been riding this portion. The rest of the ride down the ridge was pretty decent. Anyone considering on running the figure eight might wait three weeks or so for the upper trail to dry out.