Grooming Report for 2/8/13

Friday, February 08 2013 @ 08:09 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 Thursday night February 7th.  No new snow to report and once again we spent extra time working on snow drifts from Gooseberry all the way including Seven Mile Canyon.


I’m sure with the winds we have right now there will be more drifting snow.


The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..


Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" 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.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things working in our favor.


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

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