Originally Posted by dracomm
On 7/15 the Northern NM section (20 miles give or take from 17) was not muddy even after a heavy overnight rain. The rocky steep section North of Brazos Overlook is very difficult going north.
+1 Did the same thing last Thursday after big rains Wednesday. Mud was minimal and not an issue.
Had no problem going down that hill on a light bike. I also went down it on a KLR a few years ago with no problem that I remember.
I would imagine going up it on a bigger bike would be interesting.