Grooming Report Feb 19th 2013

Tuesday, February 19 2013 @ 07:33 AM MST

Contributed by: Kenny Lone

 Beaver Mountain

We groomed Beaver Thursday night the 14th.  There have been several inches of fresh snow added since last Friday night.    We groomed to Kent’s Lake, Big Flat and all the way down to Puffer Lake trailhead.  While at the trailhead we took down the huge pile the road crew piles up in front of the trail.


Snowmobiling should be great for all riders this weekend – Be safe.


With some recent snow storms the snow is 48" 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 due 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 Monday evening February 18th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, down Hunters Flat, across PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  Possibly an inch or two of new snow in the past week and in some areas there is even less snow.  For the most part most all trees left behind on the trail by the loggers are under the snow – a few are still protruding so I still keep my eyes open while riding through these areas. 


There are bare spots for at least three miles up the trail from the Koosharem Trailhead so be careful – once past the bare spots the trail is in excellent condition.  There are lots of bare spots coming down the face of Monroe Mountain too.


I spent extra time grooming Hunters Flat – I cut a trail through the drift at the top and groomed the trail going down and coming back up.  I dropped the blade in both directions and took out the vast majority of the moguls and left a real nice path behind me.  Time and fuel were on my side last night – I’m sure the trail is in as good of shape as it ever has been.


The conditions on Monroe Mountain and the trails leading there are great for snowmobiling – get out there and enjoy the fresh snow!!


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 Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and once again we spent extra time working on snow drifts from Gooseberry all the way including Seven Mile Canyon.


From the top of Seven Mile Canyon to a mile or so south of the Mt Terrell Guard Station there’s only about a foot of snow.  Once off the main trail the sagebrush and rocks are still exposed – once you’ve made it to the guard station there is plenty of snow and some great riding.


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 work 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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