Grooming Report Feb 7th 2013

Thursday, February 07 2013 @ 10:05 AM MST

Contributed by: Kenny Lone

We picked up another trailer for our snow cat in Salt Lake City yesterday and we’re back on the road and grooming the trails once again.

 

Beaver Mountain

 

With some recent settling the snow is 44" 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 Wednesday evening February 6th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  In a few isolated area’s there is 2-4” of new snow since we groomed the trail Tuesday January 29th.  Almost all the trees left behind on the trail by the loggers are covered with snow but we still recommend caution while riding in this area – there are still a few trees hiding close the surface under just a few inches of snow. 

 

The weather and fuel was on our side last night which allowed us to do another courtesy grooming run down Hunters Flat.  Like we had mentioned earlier when conditions permit we are more than happy to groom this section of trail.

 

Koosharem Trailhead:  no snow at the trail head and 3-4" of packed snow on the trail with roughly 30” on top.

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 as soon as possible.  The mechanical issues we experienced with our snow cat trailer has temporarily put us behind schedule. 

 

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

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