Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 07:26 PM MST
Contributed by: Bear Lake State Park
Thursday, February 06, 2014
There has been at least a foot of new snow hit the higher elevations up Franklin Basin and Beaver Creek the last few days.
The weather forecast for the next few days is for a winter storm warning in the Northern part of the state until Sunday. 2 to 4 feet in the mountain is expected over these next few days. It our policy not to groom in adverse weather, because all we are doing is burning fuel.
I will decide tomorrow morning if I can haul the cat down the hill to groom Franklin Basin and Tony Grove, and if it’s a white out in the canyon there is no since grooming trails. We can groom Beaver Creek and Swan flat pretty easy, because we don’t have to haul the cat on the slick roads.
Trails have been groomed on:
Beaver Creek 2/3
Franklin Basin 2/4
Tony Grove 2/4
Swan Flat 2/4
Garden City 2/4 Half way down. The tunnel is full of snow and is closed. Be careful crossing the highway.
Trails scheduled to be groomed on:
Beaver Creek 2/7
Franklin Basin 2/7 ?
Tony Grove 2/7 ?
Swan Flat 2/7
Garden City 2/11 The tunnel is full of snow and is closed. Be careful crossing the highway.
Out of State Snowmobile Permits are being sold at the following locations:
The Bears Den/Texaco Gas Station – Intersection of US 89 and US 30
25 North Bear Lake Blvd
Garden City, UT 84028
Bear Lake State Park – Marina Office
940 North Bear Lake Blvd
Garden City, UT 84028
The Top 3 violations in Logan Canyon
Anyone 17 and younger must wear a helmet when operating or being a passenger on a snowmobile, ATV or motorcycle.
Off highway vehicles must be registered before transporting or operating on public roads or land. Registration stickers must be displayed (stuck on the machine) along with the month sticker. Do not carry them in your bag and think that is good enough. It’s not!!! The decals will stick on the tunnel and hood very well if the machine is warm when you stick them on. Placing them on the belly pan will get ripped off when riding in deep snow.
Anyone (Utah resident or non-resident) between the age of 8 and 15 must posses Utah Safety Certificate to operate a snowmobile, ATV, or Motorcycle in Utah. To sign up for a classes at www.stateparks.utah.gov
Utah Snowmobile Association