Haven't been to Vedder in quite a while but, I'd bring the big shuttle bike. Trails are definitely fast and flowy (and jumpy). Skidder =[HTML_REMOVED] Hidden Pleasures =[HTML_REMOVED] Dilemma is fun. The Den is good. Mongoloyd =[HTML_REMOVED] Mexican Ninja =[HTML_REMOVED] Electric Lettuce is another good line. I'm not familiar with all the trails up there anymore and I can't comment on current conditions.
That is a good list right there.
Den, what ever chain crazy is called now ( on the right down from Den exit), links to skidder, hidden pleasures (if you stay right), cross road again and down to dilema, then endo will take you right to the lake( well, it used to?)
Very shuttle friendly, you could ride it all on a small bike except maybe the Mongoloyd line( not me at least). Ride up is not tech but pretty long and grinder, with the last 1/4 up to the den the hardest. Shuttle up the Den is doable but best with a small 4x4 with some clearance. Combo flavor is park at the entrance to the Den climb, or exit and push/pedal the rest.
I need some big bike thrills, but cant join this weekend either.