September 12, 2016
Meh. Not sure why there are so many great reviews of Turtle Back Loop. I found it to be tediously rooty, with very little flow. I bike Blankets and Sope Creek regularly, so I am no stranger to roots. This trail was way easier technically, but the smaller roots seemed never ending.
Rusty Bucket was a good beginner section.
Mason's Loop was fun. Nothing hard or steep. Think it was rated more difficult, but seemed about the same skill wise aside from 1 or 2 sections you could easily walk , however a much more pleasant ride.
Had planned to run Voo-doo but it was closed.
Decent ride if you are local but we will probably stick with Blankets, Sope, and Taylor Randall rather than Alatoona.