You know, I was down there Thursday and did the Northway CCW loop. It had poured Wednesday night and all the dust (and horse poop) was gone. I think even with lots and lots of runners(and no horses) that trail will be fine. And the runners are using a loop that keeps them off the upper meadowy part of the trail. To be honest, my troubles are caused by the deep ruts(deeper every year). No trouble in the downward direction but hard to keep up momentum so the pedals keep from hitting the sides. Did my share of hike-a-bike Thursday.Doh, and here I was going to hit Northway for the first time on Monday. Guessing it will be all chewed up?