Greetings I'm looking for some input on good places where I noob like myself can go for a mild enough solo single track ride to build confidence, but be challenged enough to build skills. I've been a street and dualsport rider for the last 5 years, but this year I go the itch to become a better dirt rider. My goal for the winter is to gain enough trail time to be able to ride some of the higher elevation trail systems and not be the one that is always holding up the group. I've gone to Walker a few times with other people showing me the way, but I haven't really figured out what the easiest trails are (and it hard to figure it out from the map) and there are many trails out here that I would not want to be riding alone and several I don't even want to consider riding with help at this point. I'm planning to get out Tahuya a few times this winter most likely for midweek rides. I've been out there on mountain bikes some 10 years ago, so I kind of know what to expect. I just wish it wasn't 2+ hours away. Once I get out there what are the best areas to ride and not risk drowning in a puddle? I also have a pipe dream that there might be a small area around Marysville/Arlington that has some open space to work on my bike handling as well as a few short trails that I can spend a couple hours when time allow without having to load up the bike and drive somewhere. I know there a private track within 3 miles of my house (Tasky's had held their demo days there), Next time I'm in Everett I'll be stopping to chat with Jeff about it, but I don't know if that will lead anywhere. Thanks in advance.