Grooming Report January 26 2018

Tuesday, January 03 2017 @ 10:17 AM MST

Contributed by: Steven Garrick

Grooming Report February 26th 2018

We have seen difficulties with snow levels this year. This time last year we were making daily grooming runs with the snow cat and saw plenty of snow to enjoy!!! Be patient it will come!!! Due to storms that rolled through the Wasatch Mountain Range this past week we were able to complete 2 grooming runs. On the 20th we made a run from Snake Creek to Graveyard flats just prior to the Narrows before having to turn around due to snow levels. There was approximately 3' at Pole line Pass and 2.5' at the Cascade Springs/American Fork split. On the 24th another same run was made with similar snow levels recorded. We did also groom on this run from the Cascade Springs/American Fork split down across Cummings parkway but had to turn around at the dugway due to lack of snow( This is the 3 way intersection that drops you into the Little Deer Creek Campground) There is approximately 12"-18" or so on the main trail. The snow levels dramatically thin as you cross through the Narrows towards Tibble Fork Reservoir on the Utah County Side. There is almost no snow on the Soldier Hollow side of Wasatch County and not recommended for recreating at this time. As more storms roll through the valley we will update on further grooming runs!! Thanks and be safe!

If you do decide to recreate please use the Mill Flat Trail head for parking. Remember that there is a day-use fee of $7 payable at Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center or by self pay envelope at the trail head. Parking is not permitted on the roadway as this impedes plow trucks from keeping Snake Creek clear and safe up to the trail head. If you have questions about the trails or would like a map of the area please stop by our Visitor Center located at 1281 Warm Springs Road in Midway or call 435-654-1791.

At this point grooming runs will be made weather dependent. We will update as condition become available and as we make routine snowmobile patrols through the area.

Remember anyone 17 and younger must wear a helmet when operating or being transported 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 and Registration paperwork carried with you. If you have a wrap on your snowmobile remember that your vin must not be covered. Anyone (Utah resident or non-resident) between the age of 8 and 15 must possess Utah Safety Certificate to operate a snowmobile, ATV, or Motorcycle in Utah. To sign up for a classes at http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/ohv Happy riding!!! Be prepared as the weather is constantly changing and always check the Avalanche Conditions.

If you do recreate in the area or notice anything you would like us to be aware of please feel free to email me at sgarrick@utah.gov. Please Recreate Responsibly and Enjoy.

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