Grooming Report for Jan 18, 2013

Friday, January 18 2013 @ 11:44 AM MST

Contributed by: Kenny Lone

 Monroe Mountain

We groomed Monroe Mountain trail on Tuesday, January 15th from Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake and back to the Koosharem Trailhead.  Snow on top is 20-30" deep and powdery.  Use caution on Monroe Mountain where logging operations took place over the fall.  There are numerous trees and limbs buried in the trail, and snow depths are only 12-15".  The trail down the west side into Monrovian Park is bare in some spots, exposed rocks, or packed very tightly.  Ride with caution.   We will groom the entire Monroe Mountain Trail next week.


We also did a courtesy run down Hunters Flat and groomed to the cattle guard 2 miles from the top.  We will continue to groom Hunter Flat when both fuel and time allow – this is not something we can do every week but will when we can.


Koosharem Trailhead:  2" of snow on the level, 1-2" of packed snow on the trail.

Monrovian Park Trailhead:  5" of snow on the level, 2-4" of packed snow on the trail.


Fishlake to Gooseberry

We groomed this trail on Monday, January 14th.  Snow is not very deep across Seven Mile Pass, only about 12" and bare in spots just pass the opening of the canyon.  Use caution when riding off trail.  There is little to no snow on the road from Bowery Haven to Johnson's Reservoir.


CAUTION:  We had mechanical issues with the snow cat Monday and we couldn't finish grooming coming back out towards Gooseberry and left behind some uneven trail and a few large dips in the trail so please be careful – we’ll get them taken care of early next week.


Fishlake Trailhead:  Very little snow for six miles on the highway, with just a few drifts.  We cannot take a snow cat on this section of the trail.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  8" of snow on the level, 4-6" of packed snow on the trail.


Sand Ledges

We evaluated this trail on Monday, January 14th and plan on grooming Sand Ledges next week – there is quite a bit of new snow on top. 


Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  2-3" of snow on the level 1" of packed snow on the trail, some bare spots.

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