The monsoon season this year proved to be above average. Notably, Tusayan (as a sample of the region) received an afternoon storm in mid-August that dumped more than 3 inches of rain around the washes of the town perimeter in about 45 minutes. A subsequent flood gushed into town permeating buildings/businesses. That surge of water also ended up being a harbinger of erosion; many parts of the South Rim region's lesser-used dirt roads were infiltrated with debris flows, flash flooding, and deep rocky ruts. I spent late-August through September riding portions of the COTC that I suspected were deeply impacted by the above-average moisture. And man, the roads were destroyed. I rode out to several remote areas on the route that had miles of debris overlaying the route or were rideable but completely jolting from the major rock beds now making the majority of the surfaces. I poured over maps, rode out to new areas, and ultimately ended up completely regrafting big chunks of the southwest and southeast passages of the COTC onto more suitable roads for riders. The result had some trade-offs, exchanging quality road for loss of unique scenery...