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Grooming Report Feb 27th 2013

 Beaver Mountain

We groomed Beaver Thursday night the 14th.  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 on Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and 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 only about a foot of snow.  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.

 

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

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Grooming Report Feb 27th 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.  Possibly an inch or two of new snow in the past week and in some areas there is even less snow.  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 – 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 on Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and 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 only about a foot of snow.  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.

 

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

  

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Grooming Report Feb 19th 2013

 Beaver Mountain

We groomed Beaver Thursday night the 14th.  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 Monday evening February 18th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, down Hunters Flat, across PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  Possibly an inch or two of new snow in the past week and in some areas there is even less snow.  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 bare spots for at least three miles up the trail from the Koosharem Trailhead so be careful – once past the bare spots the trail is in excellent condition.  There are lots of bare spots coming down the face of Monroe Mountain too.

 

I spent extra time grooming Hunters Flat – I cut a trail through the drift at the top and groomed the trail going down and coming back up.  I dropped the blade in both directions and took out the vast majority of the moguls and left a real nice path behind me.  Time and fuel were on my side last night – I’m sure the trail is in as good of shape as it ever has been.

 

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 on Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and 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 only about a foot of snow.  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.

 

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

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Grooming Report Feb 15th 2013

A special note from: Brett Kobernik: Avalanche Forecaster - Utah Avalanche Center

utahavalanchecenter.org
Subject: Avalanche Danger in the Fish Lake and Southern Skyline

Hello All,

I'm an avalanche forecaster with the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center.  As you probably know, we put out avalanche information for the Manti Skyline Region through a weekly avalanche advisory as well as other backcountry observations and avalanche reports.  The official southern end of the region is around Manti Canyon and doesn't include the southern end of the Skyline or anything south of I-70 in the Fish Lake area.  However, as you are probably also aware of, there is no doubt that there are serious avalanche concerns for winter users in those areas, especially folks using snowmobiles to access this terrain.  The groomed trail that runs south out of Gooseberry has numerous steep slopes that regularly avalanche in close proximity.  There are also numerous steep slopes that avalanche north of I-70 as well.  We have come down to do accident investigations in two separate avalanche fatalities in your regions in recent years.

I recently was in Richfield giving a basic avalanche awareness talk and we spent the day with a handful of people on snowmobiles the following day in the Gooseberry area where we came across a couple of very dangerous avalanches that were triggered by snowmobilers that day. 

Here are links to the avalanche reports:
http://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanches/avalanche-niotche-creek
http://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanches/avalanche-niotche-creek-0

The purpose for this email is to just make sure you are aware of the avalanche dangers in your regions.  Unfortunately, we don't have the funding currently to expand our avalanche forecasting and outreach into your area.  Hopefully in the future we will be able to.  In the meantime, please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding avalanche safety.  Continued communication among our organizations will no doubt benefit wintertime backcountry users.  

Thanks for your time

Brett Kobernik

Thanks for the heads up Brett – we greatly appreciate the latest information available.

 

**Beaver Mountain**

We groomed Beaver Thursday night the 14th.  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 do 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 evening February 11th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  On top there is at least 12” of new snow since we groomed the trail Wednesday February 6th.   I could only see a few trees that the ends are sticking out along the sides of the trail #44 but I would still keep my eyes open through that section of trail.

 

The conditions on Monroe Mountain 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 on Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and 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 only about a foot of snow.  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.

 

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

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Grooming Report Feb 15th 2013

A special note from: Brett Kobernik: Avalanche Forecaster - Utah Avalanche Center

utahavalanchecenter.org
Subject: Avalanche Danger in the Fish Lake and Southern Skyline

Hello All,

I'm an avalanche forecaster with the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center.  As you probably know, we put out avalanche information for the Manti Skyline Region through a weekly avalanche advisory as well as other backcountry observations and avalanche reports.  The official southern end of the region is around Manti Canyon and doesn't include the southern end of the Skyline or anything south of I-70 in the Fish Lake area.  However, as you are probably also aware of, there is no doubt that there are serious avalanche concerns for winter users in those areas, especially folks using snowmobiles to access this terrain.  The groomed trail that runs south out of Gooseberry has numerous steep slopes that regularly avalanche in close proximity.  There are also numerous steep slopes that avalanche north of I-70 as well.  We have come down to do accident investigations in two separate avalanche fatalities in your regions in recent years.

I recently was in Richfield giving a basic avalanche awareness talk and we spent the day with a handful of people on snowmobiles the following day in the Gooseberry area where we came across a couple of very dangerous avalanches that were triggered by snowmobilers that day. 

Here are links to the avalanche reports:
http://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanches/avalanche-niotche-creek
http://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanches/avalanche-niotche-creek-0

The purpose for this email is to just make sure you are aware of the avalanche dangers in your regions.  Unfortunately, we don't have the funding currently to expand our avalanche forecasting and outreach into your area.  Hopefully in the future we will be able to.  In the meantime, please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding avalanche safety.  Continued communication among our organizations will no doubt benefit wintertime backcountry users.  

Thanks for your time

Brett Kobernik

Thanks for the heads up Brett – we greatly appreciate the latest information available.

 

**Beaver Mountain**

We groomed Beaver Thursday night the 14th.  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 do 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 evening February 11th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  On top there is at least 12” of new snow since we groomed the trail Wednesday February 6th.   I could only see a few trees that the ends are sticking out along the sides of the trail #44 but I would still keep my eyes open through that section of trail.

 

The conditions on Monroe Mountain 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 on Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and 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 only about a foot of snow.  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.

 

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

 

Subject: Avalanche Danger in the Fish Lake and Southern Skyline

 Hello All,

I'm an avalanche forecaster with the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center.  As you probably know, we put out avalanche information for the Manti Skyline Region through a weekly avalanche advisory as well as other backcountry observations and avalanche reports.  The official southern end of the region is around Manti Canyon and doesn't include the southern end of the Skyline or anything south of I-70 in the Fish Lake area.  However, as you are probably also aware of, there is no doubt that there are serious avalanche concerns for winter users in those areas, especially folks using snowmobiles to access this terrain.  The groomed trail that runs south out of Gooseberry has numerous steep slopes that regularly avalanche in close proximity.  There are also numerous steep slopes that avalanche north of I-70 as well.  We have come down to do accident investigations in two separate avalanche fatalities in your regions in recent years.

I recently was in Richfield giving a basic avalanche awareness talk and we spent the day with a handful of people on snowmobiles the following day in the Gooseberry area where we came across a couple of very dangerous avalanches that were triggered by snowmobilers that day. 

Here are links to the avalanche reports:
http://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanches/avalanche-niotche-creek
http://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanches/avalanche-niotche-creek-0

The purpose for this email is to just make sure you are aware of the avalanche dangers in your regions.  Unfortunately, we don't have the funding currently to expand our avalanche forecasting and outreach into your area.  Hopefully in the future we will be able to.  In the meantime, please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding avalanche safety.  Continued communication among our organizations will no doubt benefit wintertime backcountry users.  

Thanks for your time

Brett Kobernik

Thanks for the heads up Brett – we greatly appreciate the latest information available.

 

**Beaver Mountain**

We groomed Beaver Thursday night the 14th.  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 do 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 evening February 11th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  On top there is at least 12” of new snow since we groomed the trail Wednesday February 6th.   I could only see a few trees that the ends are sticking out along the sides of the trail #44 but I would still keep my eyes open through that section of trail.

 

The conditions on Monroe Mountain 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 on Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and 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 only about a foot of snow.  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.

 

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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Grooming Report Feb 14th 2013

Beaver Mountain

We groomed Beaver Friday night the 9th.  More than a foot of new snow on top.  We groomed to Kent’s Lake and were only able to groom to the north end of Big Flat and not all the way down to Puffer Lake trailhead due to fuel consumption of the cat having to make its way through the new snow  - we’ll be back up Thursday evening.

 

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 do 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 evening February 11th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  On top there is at least 12” of new snow since we groomed the trail Wednesday February 6th.   I could only see a few trees that the ends are sticking out along the sides of the trail #44 but I would still keep my eyes open through that section of trail.

 

The conditions on Monroe Mountain 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 on Tuesday night February 12th.  Up to 10” of new snow to report in some areas and 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 only about a foot of snow.  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.

 

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

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Grooming Report Feb 12th 2013

 **Beaver Mountain**

We groomed Beaver Friday night the 9th.  More than a foot of new snow on top.  We groomed to Kent’s Lake and were only able to groom to the north end of Big Flat and not all the way down to Puffer Lake trailhead due to fuel consumption of the cat having to make its way through the new snow  - we’ll be back up Thursday evening.

 

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 do 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 evening February 11th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  On top there is at least 12” of new snow since we groomed the trail Wednesday February 6th.   I could only see a few trees that the ends are sticking out along the sides of the trail #44 but I would still keep my eyes open through that section of trail.

 

The conditions on Monroe Mountain 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 on Thursday night February 7th.  No new snow to report and once again we spent extra time working on snow drifts from Gooseberry all the way including Seven Mile Canyon.

 

I’m sure with the winds we have right now there will be more drifting snow.

  

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things work in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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Grooming Report for 2/8/13

 We picked up another trailer for our snow cat in Salt Lake City yesterday and we’re back on the road and grooming the trails once again.

 

Beaver Mountain

 

With some recent settling the snow is 44" 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 do 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 Wednesday evening February 6th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  In a few isolated area’s there is 2-4” of new snow since we groomed the trail Tuesday January 29th.  Almost all the trees left behind on the trail by the loggers are covered with snow but we still recommend caution while riding in this area – there are still a few trees hiding close the surface under just a few inches of snow. 

 

The weather and fuel was on our side last night which allowed us to do another courtesy grooming run down Hunters Flat.  Like we had mentioned earlier when conditions permit we are more than happy to groom this section of trail.

 

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 on Thursday night February 7th.  No new snow to report and once again we spent extra time working on snow drifts from Gooseberry all the way including Seven Mile Canyon.

 

I’m sure with the winds we have right now there will be more drifting snow.

  

The warmth and sun has not been nice to the snow depth in many areas.  There is pavement exposed on the Gooseberry side and a lot of bare area’s in Seven Mile Canyon – be careful..

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  There is exposed pavement on the Fish Lake HWY 1500 ft from Seven Mile Canyon with only a few inches of snow at the trail head.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  6" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  We are hoping to have Sand Ledges opened up by the end of next week providing that the weather and a few other things working in our favor.

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

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Grooming Report Feb 7th 2013

We picked up another trailer for our snow cat in Salt Lake City yesterday and we’re back on the road and grooming the trails once again.

 

Beaver Mountain

 

With some recent settling the snow is 44" 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 do 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 Wednesday evening February 6th from the Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  In a few isolated area’s there is 2-4” of new snow since we groomed the trail Tuesday January 29th.  Almost all the trees left behind on the trail by the loggers are covered with snow but we still recommend caution while riding in this area – there are still a few trees hiding close the surface under just a few inches of snow. 

 

The weather and fuel was on our side last night which allowed us to do another courtesy grooming run down Hunters Flat.  Like we had mentioned earlier when conditions permit we are more than happy to groom this section of trail.

 

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 on Wednesday night January 30th.  Tons of new snow covered all of the bare spots along the trail.  With snow depth reports indicating 18 plus inches in some areas, there is at least 24” of new snow in several areas along the trail.

There were many drifts covering the trail for several miles– please be careful and ride with caution.

 

I was only able to make it within a mile or so of the Mt Terrell Ranger Station coming in from the Gooseberry Trailhead.  The fog was soo thick it made it impossible to see two feet in front of the snow cat.  Blowing snow sticking to the snow poles made them invisible and impossible to see. 

 

Snow reports indicate over one foot of new snow at Fish Lake – ride Seven Mile Canyon with caution as we were unable to groom that section of trail.

 

Overall with all of the new snow I would say you are in for some great riding – just be safe.

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  Snow is beginning to accumulate on the highway, but we still cannot take a snowcat on this section of the trail.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  15" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to as soon as possible.  The mechanical issues we experienced with our snow cat trailer has temporarily put us behind schedule. 

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snow on the trail.

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Grooming Report February 1, 2013

Beaver Mountain

On January 31, our snow cat trailer developed break problems as we were on our way to groom Beaver Mountain.  We will groom again as soon as possible.  Our last grooming run on Beaver was January 23.  

 

Snow is 49" 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 do 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 Friday, January 28 from Koosharem Trailhead to Big Lake, PST 44 and down to Monrovian Park.  There is 6-12” of new snow all along the trails with about 30” on top.  There is a lot of fresh snow on all trails.  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:  6" of snow on the level, 3-4" of packed snow on the trail.

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 on Wednesday night January 30th.  Tons of new snow covered all of the bare spots along the trail.  With snow depth reports indicating 18 plus inches in some areas, there is at least 24” of new snow in several areas along the trail.

There were many drifts covering the trail for several miles– please be careful and ride with caution.

 

I was only able to make it within a mile or so of the Mt Terrell Ranger Station coming in from the Gooseberry Trailhead.  The fog was soo thick it made it impossible to see two feet in front of the snow cat.  Blowing snow sticking to the snow poles made them invisible and impossible to see. 

 

Snow reports indicate over one foot of new snow at Fish Lake – ride Seven Mile Canyon with caution as we were unable to groom that section of trail.

 

Overall with all of the new snow I would say you are in for some great riding – just be safe.

 

Fishlake Trailhead:  Snow is beginning to accumulate on the highway, but we still cannot take a snowcat on this section of the trail.

Gooseberry Trailhead:  15" of snow on the level, 8-10" of packed snow on the trail.

 

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

 

Sand Ledges

We have not yet groomed this section of trail, but expect to the week of February 4 . 

 

Highway 24 (Sand Ledges) Trailhead:  4" of snow on the level 2-3" of packed snowon the trail.