Grooming Report February 1, 2013

Friday, February 01 2013 @ 08:04 AM MST

Contributed by: Bob Hanover

Beaver Mountain

On January 31, our snow cat trailer developed break problems as we were on our way to groom Beaver Mountain.  We will groom again as soon as possible.  Our last grooming run on Beaver was January 23.  

 

Snow is 49" deep on top.  Check out the latest Snow-Tel Information:  Big Flat

 

City Creek Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 2-4" of packed snow on the trail for the first couple of miles up.  UDOT is not plowing the road to the trailhead, so it's a slick drive the last three miles.

Puffer Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear, snow is very deep.  

Kent's Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear.  Snow is packed very tight for the first few miles do to heavy use.  We took most of the bumps out and now it's good to go.

 

Monroe Mountain

We groomed the entire Monroe Mountain trail on Friday, January 28 from Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  There is 6-12” of new snow all along the trails with about 30” on top.  There is a lot of fresh snow on all trails.  Almost all the trees left behind on the trail by the loggers are covered by the fresh snow but we still recommend caution while riding through there – there are still a few protruding out into the trail – please be careful. 

 

Koosharem Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 3-4" of packed snow on the trail.

Monrovian Park Trailhead:  5" of snow on the level, 4-6" of packed snow on the trail.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel Information:  Squaw Springs   or   Box Creek

 

Fishlake to Gooseberry

We groomed this trail on Wednesday night January 30th.  Tons of new snow covered all of the bare spots along the trail.  With snow depth reports indicating 18 plus inches in some areas, there is at least 24” of new snow in several areas along the trail.

There were many drifts covering the trail for several miles– please be careful and ride with caution.

 

I was only able to make it within a mile or so of the Mt Terrell Ranger Station coming in from the Gooseberry Trailhead.  The fog was soo thick it made it impossible to see two feet in front of the snow cat.  Blowing snow sticking to the snow poles made them invisible and impossible to see. 

 

Snow reports indicate over one foot of new snow at Fish Lake – ride Seven Mile Canyon with caution as we were unable to groom that section of trail.

 

Overall with all of the new snow I would say you are in for some great riding – just be safe.

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  Snow is beginning to accumulate on the highway, but we still cannot take a snowcat on this section of the trail.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  15" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel information:  Gooseberry Ranger Station    or    Fishlake

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to the week of February 4 . 

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snowon the trail.
 

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