August 30, 2015
The 50 has some sandy sections, in the usual places, headed out to the Chutes or south to the Park, if starting from Golder Ranch Road.
The foliage is starting to overgrow some of the trail, BUT, that isn't the hazard. The mesquite and catclaw have tiny ants, the size of course-ground pepper, all over them. When one rides under or through, the tiny ones get on you AND THEY ARE NASTY! They have a vesicant they use as a deterrent and it can be quite painful. The burning dissapates after about half an hour, unlike the bigger ants on the ground, that hurt for days. So, be aware of where you stop, sit and the foliage against which you brush.