Grooming Report for 1/21/14

Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 06:53 PM MST

Contributed by: Rockport State Park

Mother Nature is not being very nice to us this winter. We have been in a dry spell for over a week now and there is no significant snow scheduled until the end of the year. What this means is very poor snowmobiling conditions with no real powder off trail and if you do go off trail you are risking breaking parts of your snowmobile. We are still seeing lots of busted up sleds at the Trailheads. Snow depths in general are less than 3 feet. Our grooming continues but very low snow on the Wolf Creek Hwy is preventing us from grooming much of that area. We are grooming from the Silver Meadows area (Wolf Creek Summit) to the Mill Hollow turnoff but not much more than that.

 

Avalanche conditions are as follows:

 

Terrain to avoid- steep, upper elevation slopes facing the north half of the compass, especially those in the wind zone with an easterly component to their aspect, where a CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists. Human triggered avalanches are likely.

A MODERATE avalanche danger is found on any steep wind drifted slope at mid elevations. Human triggered avalanches are possible.

Go to terrain- If you're looking for LOW avalanche danger, head to wind sheltered terrain, especially where there are no steep slopes above or adjacent to where you're riding.

 

Our Schedule this week will be:

 

Tuesday- Soapstone, Cold Springs

Thursday- Hwy 150 from Soapstone to Mirror Lake

Friday and Saturday- Soapstone, Hwy 35 from Soapstone to Mill Hollow, Mill Hollow, Lake Creek

 

Remember to ride safe and be prepared for all conditions. Day time temperatures may be in the 40s but drop well into single digits at night so always carry your survival gear. Be Safe.

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