Grooming Report January 24th 2013

Thursday, January 24 2013 @ 12:54 PM MST

Contributed by: Kenny Lone


We groomed City Creek to Kent’s Lake, to Puffer Lake and back down City Creek Canyon Wednesday night the 23rd.


Various part of the Kent’s Lake and Puffer Lake trails had maybe 1-2” of snow since last week.  With the warmer temperatures and snow is settling and getting heavier – there’s a little powder on top.


Up top on Big Flat we took care of several big snow drifts, leveled and groomed the trails.  This area appears to be the best area for snowmobiling until we get more new snow on the other trails.  All three sections are in excellent condition.


Lots of snowmobile activity up on top and on the Kent’s Lake side last week – it appears that a lot of people re taking advantage of the great snow and terrain – looks like a lot of fun.


With lots of fresh snow on the way this and next weekend should make for some great outdoor activities – be careful and have fun.


Monroe Mountain

We groomed Monroe Mountain trail Monday night, January 21st from Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  Snow on top is 20-30" deep and powdery.  Use caution on Monroe Mountain where logging operations took place over the fall- there are several trees and large branches in the trail hiding underneath just a few inches of snow so please ride that area with caution.  We did grade and groom Monroe Mountain Road and took care of the damage left by the large piece of equipment that went through there earlier in the season.  The trail down the west side into Monrovian Park is bare in some spots, exposed rocks, or packed very tightly.  Ride with caution.    


Koosharem Trailhead:  2" of snow on the level, 1-2" of packed snow on the trail.  Lots of bare spots in 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 Tuesday night January 22nd.  My apology for leaving the trail in the condition I did last week due to snow cat having mechanical issues – thank you Utah State Parks and Recreation maintenance garage for the phone fix – the cat was up and fully operational the very next day.  Snow is very sparse across Seven Mile Pass, less than 12" and bare in several 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.  The snow improves greatly less than 1.5 miles up the canyon.


We took extra time last night on the Gooseberry side of the trail making sure the trail was in perfect condition for your riding pleasures – have a great time riding this area and be careful as always.


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.  Once on top there is plenty of  snow for riding pleasures.


Sand Ledges

There is a new section of trail that we have not yet groomed.  We will keep you posted.


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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