Hello fellow powder lovers. I say that because we finally received some decent snow fall. Trial Lake is showing about 13” of new snow over the last couple of days, bringing the total depth to 46”. The good news is that the new snow will allow us to start grooming Hwy 35 and especially Mill Hollow. We may not be able to go all the way down to the Noblett’s or Hanna Trail Head but should be able to get close. With that being said we will be able to start a somewhat full schedule. Training next week will make us adjust our schedule somewhat. An Avalanche Warning is in effect for the western Uinta Mountains. The combination of strong ridge top winds, coupled with dense heavy snow has created a HIGH avalanche danger. Both human triggered and natural avalanches are likely. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist on steep wind drifted slopes. The new snow comes with a dark lining in that it may lure you into a false sense of security. There are still A-arm busting gremlins just under the surface of the snow waiting to ruin your day. We have had a fair number of accidents in the last several weeks involving both damage to machines and personal injury, so please ride safe. Here is what we have planned for the weekend
Friday- Soapstone, Hwy 35 from Soapstone turnoff to Noblett’s Trail Head, Mill Hollow to the Lake Creek Summit, Lake Creek Summit to the Lake Creek Trail Head.
Saturday- Soapstone, Hwy 35 from Soapstone turnoff to Noblett’s Trail Head, Mill Hollow to the Lake Creek Summit, Lake Creek Summit to the Lake Creek Trail Head.
You can find a copy of our grooming schedule on this website at http://www.snowut.com that you can print out. We typically run in the late afternoon however some runs are done earlier in the day. We may be on the trail at any time so please ride under control.
Remember to go out prepared including survival and avalanche gear. Check on the avalanche conditions by going to www.avalanche.org Ride safe and we will see you on the trails!!!
Utah Snowmobile Association