I am the USFS OHV Ranger for the Entiat Ranger District, and I just wanted to let folks know that the Upper Mad River Trail (1409.1), Upper Alder Ridge(1523), Chikamin Tie (1561.1), and Blue Creek (1426) are closed for the season. The snow has come to the Upper Mad, it is decieving when viewed from Lake Wenatchee/L. Chiwawa area, the south slopes are mostly snow free yet the mostly north facing, timber shaded trails of the Upper Mad are holding snow. I tried to ride in from Maverick Saddle, Middle and North Tommys in the Entiat and it becomes completely snow covered within the first few miles. Even if this snows melts, it will be extremely muddy and slick, and with these conditions the trail and tread work done this summer would be ruined. The USFS put a lot of work into the Upper Mad River Trail this summer and will continue the work next season. Thanks for helping maintain the great condition of these trails, and thanks to everyone who rides up there, im always impressed by how the public treats this area, keep it up.