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Grooming Report Feb 7, 2014

Grooming Report Feb. 7, 2014
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Grooming Report for 2/3/14

It looks like Mother Nature is finally going to give us some white stuff. Several storms this week will give us much needed snow. Hopefully they will hold together and put down not inches of snow, but FEET of snow. Trial Lake is showing about 43” of snow so we need more. If you don’t visit the Utah avalanche website, please check it out. Look at some of the recent avalanches to educate yourself about the consequences of triggering an avalanche. Some of them recently had crowns that we 20’ deep!! That is a huge slide and probably not survivable. Please ride safe and do the snow dance!
 
Avalanche conditions are as follows: 
 
We have two distinctly different avalanche dragons today resulting in very different outcomes-
Manageable- fresh wind drifts in the wind zone where a MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered avalanches are possible on steep, wind drifted slopes..
Not manageable- any avalanche that breaks to old snow near the ground. A scary MODERATE avalanche danger is found on steep, rocky, upper elevation slopes, particularly those facing the north half of the compass. Once triggered, avalanches have the possibility to break deep and wide, creating a dangerous avalanche.
Wind sheltered mid and low elevation terrain offers a LOW avalanche danger.
 
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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Snowcat is fixed and running

We are grooming again

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Grooming Report

It's finally snowing today.  Lets Hope it keeps puts down a foot or two!!!

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January 3, 2014

Yesterday we groomed up CO-OP Creek to Tower and Mountain and back.  Not much snow at lower elevation, more as you get higher up.  No base to what is there at the higher elevations.  Sugary snow.  Be careful when you leave the trail for rock and vegetation.  Going to do the same run tomorrow night if all goes well.  Will try and go down Lake creek as far as we can go.  Monday we will try and do this run again but will attempt to get to the Strawberry River Trail Head.  We will update after each run.  Still need more snow at lower elevation to do Clyde Creek, Mud Creek and Indian Creek area.

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12/26/2013

Snow conditions at Strawberry has not allowed us to start grooming as of today.  There is approximately 6 to 8 inches at the highway 40 elevation.  There is more snow at higher elevations however the reports have snow depths varying.  Any riding off of the marked trails could be hazardous due to the lack of snow.  CO-OP, Clyde Creek and Strawberry River trail heads have been plowed.  Chicken Creek East, The Ladders and Mud Creek trail heads have been plowed for fisherman access.

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Grooming Report 12/20/13

December 20th Grooming Report
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Snow report for 12/4/13

This latest storm has brought our snow depth to over 30 inches at Trial Lake and the Mill Hollow areas. The gates are closed on Hwy 150 so you can ride from there either up Mirror Lake or Soapstone. They are still plowing Hwy 35 so you can drive to the bottom of Mill Hollow or to the Wolf Creek Summit. Trail riding is still the safe way to ensure a safe day on the mountain. If you do venture out use extreme caution. Avalanche danger is high so please go out prepared. We have not started grooming yet and will not likely start until mid-December. Be safe.

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Not Grooming Yet

  NOT A LOT OF SNOW YET

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Uintah Basin Complex down for the season

The snowcat was last out on the week of 02-13-13.  Red Cloud loop was groomed with conditions as fair to poor.

As of 03-21-2013 grooming has stopped due to low snow.  Thanks to the Uintah Basin Volunteers for keeping

the snowgrooming going in the Uinath Basin. See you next year!