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Grooming

We finally got our snow cat back late last night from having some major repairs done on it. Grooming will commence in the next day or so with Beaver Mountain getting done first followed by Monroe Mountain. We will update more on the conditions after we have been out in the cat and see what they are like. Snotel sensors at Big Flat on Beaver Mountain are reporting 41".
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Gooseberry groomed 12/21/15

As of 12/21/15 Gooseberry has had its first grooming for the 2015/2016 season.  It was started at the gooseberry trailhead off I70.  We groomed to the top of the new switchbacks.  Snow conditions are getting better.  There is no solid base yet.  So be careful when getting off trail, many rocks are covered but only by powder.  Be safe and enjoy the snow!

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Just Waiting

We've been up checking snow poles and getting everything in order. Now waiting for mother nature to get things in order and bring winter. Will begin grooming as soon as conditions allow.

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Grooming Report for 2/17/2014

Grooming Report 2/17/2014
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Grooming Report

Fish Lake Complex Grooming Report January 9, 2014
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Grooming Report March 22, 2013

Beaver Mountain

Our last grooming run for the season on Beaver Mountain was Wednesday, March 13.  

 

On Thursday, March 21 groomers drove a pickup truck nearly to the top of the mountain (leaving out of City Creek) before they hit any snow.  We simply cannot take a snow cat over this kind of road.

 

Snow on top is 56".  Check out the latest Snow-Tel Information:  Big Flat

 

City Creek Trailhead:  No snow.  There are several miles of bare road before encountering snow.

Puffer Lake Trailhead:  Road is open. 

Kent's Lake Trailhead:  Road is open.

 

Monroe Mountain

We groomed the entire Monroe Mountain trail on Monday, March 18 for the last grooming run of the season.  This includes from Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  There is no new snow on this trail.  Because of warm temperatures, snow is hard and icy; ride with caution.  Almost all the trees left behind on the trail by the loggers are covered by the fresh snow but we still recommend caution while riding through there – there are still a few protruding out into the trail – please be careful. 

 

Koosharem Trailhead:  No snow for several miles up the trail.

Monrovian Park Trailhead:  No snow for several miles up the trail.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel Information:  Squaw Springs   or   Box Creek

 

Fishlake to Gooseberry

 

We made the last grooming run of the season on Tuesday, March 19.  There is no new snow and there are several bare spots between Mt. Terrill Guard Stationand Johnson's Reservoir.  We groomed to the top of the mountain just west of Lost Creek Reservoir, but did not groom the trail down into Sand Ledges--there simply isn't enough snow on that trail.

 

Because fo warm temperatures, snow is hard and icy; ride with caution.

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  No snow on the highway, we did not groom it this year.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  You can drive a vehicle at least two miles past the trailhead and the snow continues to melt quickly.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel information:  Gooseberry Ranger Station    or    Fishlake

 

Sand Ledges

We did not groom this trail this week for lack of snow at lower elevations.  Our last grooming run of the season was Tuesday, March 12.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  No snow for 6-7 miles up the trail.
 

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Grooming Report March 15th 2013

 There has been lots of fresh snow over the last week.  With warming temperatures the snow in the lower elevations are getting thin and the snow is getting heavier.

 

Beaver Mountain

 

We groomed the Beaver Mountain Wednesday night march 13th.  There was up to one foot of fresh snow added since we groomed last Wednesday night.   We groomed from the City Creek Canyon Trailhead in Junction to Kent’s Lake, back up and across Big Flat and down to the Puffer Lake trailhead.  While at the trailhead we took down the huge pile of snow that the road crew piles continually pole up in front of the trail.

 

These trails are in excellent condition and should provide great snowmobiling for everyone regardless of your snow condition preferences and level of ability.  Snowmobiling should be great for all riders this weekend – Be safe.

   

With some recent snow storms and settling the snow is 49" deep up on Big Flat.  Check out the latest Snow-Tel Information:  Big Flat

 

City Creek Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 2-6" of packed snow on the trail for the first couple of miles up. UDOT is not plowing the road to the trailhead.  Wednesday night you could drive your vehicle all the way to the trailhead.

Puffer Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear, snow is very deep.  

Kent's Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear.  Snow is packed very tight all the way to the top 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 March 11th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, down Hunters Flat, across PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  It appears that the snow now covers the trees left behind by the loggers but I would still keep my eyes open while riding through these areas. 

 

There was more snow on the trail coming down off Monroe Mountain than there has been all year – at least 1 foot of new snow on the face.  With up to 12” of new snow the storms have left you with some excellent snowmobiling conditions.  The snow is thin in a few places from the Koosharem Trailhead

 

Once again I spent the extra time and fuel doing another courtesy run down Hunters Flat – we are trying to keep this area as nice as possible when conditions permit.

 

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 0-4" of packed snow on the trail with roughly 30” on top.

Monrovian Park Trailhead:  3" 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 Tuesday March 12th.  There was very little new snow near the Mt Terrell Guard Station.  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 was lots of drifting snow with just a few inches of new.  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.

 

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is very little to no snow on pavement on the Fish Lake HWY from Seven Mile Canyon.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  up to 12" of snow on the level, 18-24" of packed snow on the trail.  The lower road has some bare spots in it.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel information:  Gooseberry Ranger Station    or    Fishlake

 

Sand Ledges

I groomed Sand Ledges for the fourth time Wednesday night and the trail is on excellent condition – probably the best ever.  The new path goes around the avalanche area making it a “new trail” that’s worth checking out.  There is up to 4 feet of snow on the new bypass.  Every week the new section just continues to get better and better.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  The trail head has no snow with just a few inches on the lower section of the trail.  It quickly turns into some great riding.

 

How’s our grooming??  Please leave comments and suggestions at: 435-624-3268

 

grooming video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsUZosEEH7E

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Grooming Report for March 6th 2013

 All three trails are in excellent condition with probably the best snow conditions in the last several years including the grooming of Sand Ledges.

 

Beaver Mountain

 

We groomed the Beaver Mountain Thursday night the 28th.  There have been several inches of fresh snow added since we groomed last Saturday night.   We groomed from the City Creek Canyon Trailhead in Junction to Kent’s Lake, back up and across Big Flat and down to the Puffer Lake trailhead.  While at the trailhead we took down the huge pile of snow that the road crew piles up in front of the trail every time they plow.

 

These trails are in excellent condition and should provide great snowmobiling for everyone regardless of your snow condition preferences and level of ability.  Snowmobiling should be great for all riders this weekend – Be safe.

   

With some recent snow storms and settling the snow is 49" deep up on Big Flat.  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.  Thursday night you could drive your vehicle all the way to the trailhead.

Puffer Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear, snow is very deep.  

Kent's Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear.  Snow is packed very tight all the way to the top 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 March 4th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, down Hunters Flat, across PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  It appears that the snow now covers the trees left behind by the loggers but I would still keep my eyes open while riding through these areas. 

 

There are just a few spots in the trail with little to no snow from the warmer weather we had last – only a couple and mostly on the corners week – summer like days are bad for the snowmobilers.  With about 4” of new snow the storms have left you with some excellent snowmobiling conditions.  The snow is thin in a few places coming down the face of Monroe Mountain to Monrovian Park.

 

Once again I spent the extra time and fuel doing another courtesy run down Hunters Flat – we are trying to keep this area as nice as possible when conditions permit.

 

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 0-4" of packed snow on the trail with roughly 30” on top.

Monrovian Park Trailhead:  3" 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 Tuesday March 5th.  There was very little new snow near the Mt Terrell Guard Station.  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 over a foot of snow with just a few inches of new.  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.

 

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is fresh snow on pavement on the Fish Lake HWY from Seven Mile Canyon but the tracks on the cat dig through it and contact the pavement – the snow cat does not like pavement, dirt and rocks.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  up to 12" of snow on the level, 18-24" of packed snow on the trail.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel information:  Gooseberry Ranger Station    or    Fishlake

 

Sand Ledges

I groomed Sand Ledges for the third time last night and the trail is on excellent condition – probably the best ever.  The new path goes around the avalanche area making it a “new trail” that’s worth checking out.  There is up to 4 feet of snow on the new bypass.  Every week the new section just continues to get better and better.

 

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  The trail head has no snow with just a few inches on the lower section of the trail.  It quickly turns into some great riding.

 

How’s our grooming??  Please leave comments and suggestions at: 435-624-3268

 

**Most recent groomed trail**

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Grooming Report March 1st, 2013

All three trails are in excellent condition with probably the best snow conditions in the last several years including the grooming of Sand Ledges.

 

**Beaver Mountain**

We groomed the Beaver Mountain Thursday night the 28th.  There have been several inches of fresh snow added since we groomed last Saturday night.   We groomed from the City Creek Canyon Trailhead in Junction to Kent’s Lake, back up and across Big Flat and down to the Puffer Lake trailhead.  While at the trailhead we took down the huge pile of snow that the road crew piles up in front of the trail every time they plow.

 

These trails are in excellent condition and should provide great snowmobiling for everyone regardless of your snow condition preferences and level of ability.  Snowmobiling should be great for all riders this weekend – Be safe.

   

With some recent snow storms and settling the snow is 49" deep up on Big Flat.  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.  Thursday night you could drive your vehicle all the way to the trailhead.

Puffer Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear, snow is very deep.  

Kent's Lake Trailhead:  Road is clear.  Snow is packed very tight all the way to the top 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 Tuesday February 26th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, down Hunters Flat, across PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  For the most part most all of the trees left behind on the trail by the loggers are under the snow – a few are still protruding so I would still keep my eyes open while riding through these areas. 

 

There are just a few spots in the trail with little to no snow but the recent storms have done a good job covering most of the bare spots – only a couple and mostly on the corners.  The recent storms have left you with some excellent snowmobiling conditions.  There were no bare spots coming down the face of Monroe Mountain to Monrovian Park.

 

Once again I spent the extra time and fuel doing another courtesy run down Hunters Flat – we are trying to keep this area as nice as possible when conditions permit.

 

There is anywhere from 12-24” of fresh snow around the area of the Koosharem Guard Station and down to Big Lake – lots of fresh snow and deep powder on PST 44 from the guard station over to Monroe Mountain Road.

 

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 Wednesday late afternoon February 27th.  There was over 12” of new snow and well over that near the Mt Terrell Guard Station.  Once again we spent extra time working on snow drifts from Gooseberry all the way including Seven Mile Canyon.  It appears that the huge drifts in Seven Mile Canyon had blocked off travel but it is once again opened back up.

 

From the top of Seven Mile Canyon to a mile or so south of the Mt Terrell Guard Station there’s over a foot of snow with about 6” new.  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.

 

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is fresh snow on pavement on the Fish Lake HWY from Seven Mile Canyon but the tracks on the cat dig through it and contact the pavement – the snow cat does not like pavement, dirt and rocks.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  up to 12" of snow on the level, 18-24" of packed snow on the trail.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel information:  Gooseberry Ranger Station    or    Fishlake

 

Sand Ledges

We groomed our new path down Sand Ledges last night for the first time.  The new path goes around the avalanche area making it a “new trail” that’s worth checking out.  There is up to 4 feet of snow on the new bypass.  It’s going to take another trip or two to give this new section a nice base to travel on.

 

We took one of our State Park trucks up to the trailhead yesterday and plowed the parking lot for easier access with your trucks and trailers.  Sand Ledges is now opened all the way and ready for some use  - hope you enjoy it.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 8+" of packed snow on the lower section of the trail.

 

How’s our grooming??  Please leave comments and suggestions at: 435-624-3268

 

**Most recent groomed trail**

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Grooming Report Feb 28th 2013

 Beaver Mountain

We groomed Beaver Saturday night the 23rd.  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 Tuesday February 26th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, down Hunters Flat, across PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  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 just a few spots in the trail with little to no snow but the recent storms have done a good job covering most of the bare spots – only a couple and mostly on the corners.  The recent storms have left you with some excellent snowmobiling conditions.  There were no bare spots coming down the face of Monroe Mountain to Monrovian Park.

 

Once again I spent the extra time and fuel doing another courtesy run down Hunters Flat – we are trying to keep this area as nice as possible when conditions permit.

 

There is anywhere from 12-24” of fresh snow around the area of the Koosharem Guard Station and down to Big Lake – lots of fresh snow and deep powder on PST 44 from the guard station over to Monroe Mountain Road.

 

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 Wednesday late afternoon February 27th - it was nice seeing a large group of folks enjoying the great weather and trails.  There was over 12” of new snow and well over that near the Mt Terrell Guard Station.  Once again we spent extra time working on snow drifts from Gooseberry all the way including Seven Mile Canyon.  It appears that the huge drifts in Seven Mile Canyon had blocked off travel but it is once again opened back up.

 

From the top of Seven Mile Canyon to a mile or so south of the Mt Terrell Guard Station there’s over a foot of snow with about 6” new.  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.

 

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is fresh snow on pavement on the Fish Lake HWY from Seven Mile Canyon but the tracks on the cat dig through it and contact the pavement – the snow cat does not like pavement, dirt and rocks.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  up to 12" of snow on the level, 18-24" of packed snow on the trail.

 

Check out the latest Snow-Tel information:  Gooseberry Ranger Station    or    Fishlake

 

Sand Ledges

We groomed our new path down Sand Ledges last night for the first time.  The new path goes around the avalanche area making it a “new trail” that’s worth checking out.  There is up to 4 feet of snow on the new bypass.  It’s going to take another trip or two to give this new section a nice base to travel on.

 

We took one of our State Park trucks up to the trailhead yesterday and plowed the parking lot for easier access with your trucks and trailers.  Sand Ledges is now opened all the way and ready for some use  - hope you enjoy it.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 8+" of packed snow on the lower section of the trail.

 

How’s our grooming??  Please leave comments and suggestions at: 435-624-3268