Got out for about 4 hours today to check out some bits of the Untitled route that I was unsure of current conditions on. With a couple more warm days in the forecast between now and the weekend I'm thinking it will be 98% rideable without studs but that studs would be recommended for the MMRs and a couple of the steeper hills.
After getting all the way back into town I broke my chain turning left after waiting at a light... then realized I had a 10 speed quick link and not the needed 9 speed AND that my multi-tool was broken. I had to push/strider/walk home, fun! I'll have a fresh new chain come tonight.