I rode whopper this morning and it SUCKS what is happening here. If you know the trail well enough you can sort of pick your way along. Not too far after the first challenging step up (you know where I mean) the clear cutting/mowing stops and the trail system is unchanged. On the way out the heavy equipment was in full operation and they were starting to go deeper. I suspect if I went back tonight the treeline would be cut back even further.
Rode the Lake Loop and there is still snow down and sections that are unrideable after the Lake. For what it is worth, I saw lots of freshly posted yellow signs to tell you that you were on protected land (or something like that) when you were on sections of the Granite a little deeper in. There was one near the actual Whopper Drop if I remember correctly.
Someone has built three very nice bridges back on the Lake Loop to replace three old and rickety ones that have been there forever. Nice job someone.
I suppose if they don’t go back too much further that once the buildings get built we’ll be parking in the parking lot and finding a way in from there.