As of last Thursday night - 5/3/12 - this area has been cleaned up. The tree that was hung up was fun getting down ...
The easier route around is open now. Rides nice again. We will be making the tougher "root" option a second option. We will be reclaiming the easier route to the left of the "root chute" so that the two options will be: "Root chute" and the easier trail around to the right.
As this is more of a beginner/intermediate area, the "root chute" will be filled in a bit with some dirt. It will still be a challenge but more doable for more riders with a lesser skill level. This should allow riders who are trying to build their skill level to have more success leading them to try and work their way into more of the black level trails.
As one of our more famous alumni stated ... "Building better riders, one trail at a time."
Here's hoping this achieves a nice balance between technical challenge and the level of trail a feature is located on.