I was at the LewMo upper parking lot early this afternoon and was about to ride when two guys came back to their car after their ride. Their bikes were pretty heavily covered in mud; they felt mislead by the earlier reports of great conditions and that it was very muddy in more than just a few spots. I decided to forego riding there and drove over to Round Valley.
So, I didn't see the actual trail conditions myself, but these guys' bikes were a muddy mess. Are you sure that you aren't being a little overly positive about the conditions at LeMo?
Yup, our bikes were covered in mud. A good amount of the trails were terrible that day David, as you had seen first hand.
I absolutely agree, that many riders are a bit overly optimistic and perhaps perceive 'good' much differently than reality suggests.