Conditions today. Light drizzle, about 1ºC at bottom and 0ºC higher up. Bit of wind.
The start - wet FR, no ice, no problems
Start of the 1st bit of ST
Just before 1st ST joins FR. Usually a puddle, now a substantial stream. Track up to this point still in reasonable nick apart from a few avoidable mudholes.
FR near Loch na Cran. Slushy snow and ice, but nothing mud tyres can't handle.
Near the top of FR climb - the slush etc is deeper but still no problem. 4WDs have cleared a line.
End of the FR at the top of zigzags. Forgot to take a pic at icy corner - deep slush and large puddles.
Start of ST at Haribo Hill. I reckon it will be renamed Horrible Hill after a few 100 bikes have been over it. Didn't even try riding it to avoid cutting it up more. Loads of loose rocks.
Rock chute. The slush was very slippery, but there were clear bits of rock with plenty grip.
The deer fence. Track ok, enough rocky bits to give grip.
But if got a bit mushy after
Top of ST zigzags (after Bridge of Thighs). Track getting cut up but plenty grip.
Revolving chair - ok up to here
Descent from Revolving Chair - getting mucky and slithery
ST approach to View Rock. Track in good nick.
Start of View Rock descent. Good to start and plenty grip on way down, but starting to get mushy.
This stream is the final bit of ST in the woods. Now a deep stream with lots of deep holes. Waded it
Hopes this helps you folks with your preparations.