Any reasoning behind keeping Toyon closed and 7 Springs open? I totally agree with your comment about forcing everyone onto 7 Springs. I guess Toyon doesn't dry out very well, but the top and bottom of 7 Springs in the winter is a total mud bog too. Also, I think that 7 Springs has greater potential for an accident because it has more blind turns.
I wonder why the rangers don't use their discretion to open or close trails. It has rained very little and most everything is ridable and as dry as summer, yet they just arbitrarily close the trails, that makes no sense to me.
It must be the militant attitude the people have on the parks around here. Why is that? Is it because the bay area has more liberal tree huggers than other parts of CA? Mtn bikers are the scourge of the earth around here and most non-mtn bikers would love nothing more than to ban all these trails from us. Look at Tunnel trail down in Santa Barbara.
I lived in San Diego before here and never had issues like this, and everyone seemed to just get along. Never had rangers jumping out of the bushes with radar guns, or hanging around into the night trying bust ppl biking night riding. Heck we posted night rides and I don't ever recall having to worry.
It takes alot of money to pay these rangers to do all of this extra work, and those funds come in the form of taxes, which are determined by politicians. Apparently the residents in the Bay area like voting for environmentalists so there ya go - militant rules on parks.
Oh well, you get what you ask for. Ride on!