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February 13, 2013

Hello Folks

 

The Cat is up and running and back to grooming the trails.  Yesterday we did the Clyde Creek, Mud Creek, Indian Creek, and Trail Hollow run.  Today they are doing the normal maintenance and tomorrow the normal grooming schedule will resume which is the following:

 

Thursdays--Coop Creek to Lake Creek Summit, then down Strawberry River and back down Coop.

Fridays--Clyde Creek, Mud Creek to the Strawberry Marina then Indian Creek and Trail Hollow. 

Saturdays--Up Coop and down Strawberry River

Sundays--Clyde Creek and Mud Creek

Mondays--Up Coop to Lake Creek Trail head, then down Strawberry River and back to Coop

Tuesdays--Clyde Creek, Mud Creek to the Strawberry Marina then Indian Creek and Trail Hollow.

Wedns.--Snow Cat Maintenance Day.  No runs

 

Please note that on Fridays and Tuesdays we make every effort to groom to the White River Warming Hut and also down Sheep Creek.  These two places are dependant on fuel, time, and snow conditions.

 

I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thanks

 

Be safe out there and wear your beacons.

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February 8, 2013 Update

Good News.  With the super skills of the SLC crew, we were able to get the Cat fixed enough to get it off the mountian today.  The hydrolic problem looks to be fixed however we will be down until Tuesday while we fix some hardware issues with the blade.

 

Regular grooming will begin again on Tuesday.

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February 7, 2013

Well, we all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  I'm sorry to report that while doing the Coop/Strawberry River run today the snowcat hit a rock and blew a control box that holds hydrolic fluid.  We were unable to get the snowcat off the mountain last night and will be working with the crew from SLC to get it down and repaired today.  Hopefully the fix is an easy one and not something we have to order parts for.

 

At any rate, the Coop trail was done up to the Lake Creek Summit, then made it a mile above the corrals on Strawberry River before it broke down.  Be careful on that trail.  It's off the side of the trail right before a turn so make sure you go slow.

 

Snow conditions aren't ideal for riding this week anyway.  The heat has made it kind of crusty and hard.  Hopefully the storm this weekend will help that out.

 

I will give updates on the snow cat as they come available.

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January 31, 2013

Hey all.  Great news.  We got about 1-2 feet of fresh snow over the last couple days.  Its a brand new wonderland up there.  There's no excuse not to have a great time sledding this weekend.  Coop and Strawberry River was groomed today.  It was a white out up at tower so I couldn't find my way to the Lake Creek Summit, but the rest is in perfect condition.

 

Tomorrow the south side of Hwy 40 will be groomed.  In case you forgot, that means Clyde Creek, Mud Creek, Indian Creek, Trail Hollow, and down to the Strawberry Marina.  If fuel permits we will also take care of the Willow Creek warming hut and a little bit of Sheep Creek.

 

Hope you enjoy your time on the mountian.  Please Please Please wear your beacons.  They save lives.

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January 24, 2013

Hello Sledders

Today I groomed the Strawberry River and Coop trails.  They look marvolous.  The wind is high and visibility was low though.  I don't recommend heading out up there today.  Tomorrow the Clyde Creek/Mud Creek/Indian Creek/Trail Hollow run will be made.  Hopefully the storm doesn't create problems for them.

 

On a safety note:  Please Please Please wear your avalanche beacons when trecking into the back country.  We do NOT want any more fatalities.  Beacons save lives.  So Wear It.

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January 18, 2012

Clyde Creek and Mud Creek Trails were groomed this morning.  That run went great.  Trail Hollow to Indian Creek was groomed this afternoon, and also looks great.  Sheep Creek was groomed down to the campground.  I do not think that will be the regular distance that we groom Sheep Creek, but I thought that it needed it so went ahead and groomed to the campground. 

There was also an avalanche today near Mill Hollow.  Please be careful when you are riding in the back country.  Check the avalanche report at utahavalanchecenter.org and also wear a beacon.

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January 15, 2013

Howdy Folks.  The Clyde Creek, Mud Creek, Indian Creek, and Trail Hollow run were groomed yesterday during the high wind storm.  Everything looks really good. 

 

Tomorrow the Coop and Strawberry River run will be done. 

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January 11, 2013

Muahahahaha.  The riding was AWESOME today.  I finally got to get out on a sled and test my work.  Trails look pretty good but with heavy use.  Yesterday the Clyde Creek, Mud Creek, Indian Creek, and Trail Hollow run got done.  It looked perfect when I rode on it this morning going up.  Coming down...probably gonna need some grooming again. : )  Be careful though, it looks like a huge snow drift goes right across the trail after you pass the power lines on Trail Hollow.  It's a pretty good jump.  We will get that taken care of Tuesday.

 

Today the Cat was out on Coop and Strawberry River.  Everything went well.  I must warn you that the snow is very deep and very fluffy powder.  If I were you I wouldnt stop unless you are pointed down hill.  Just saying.  That would've saved me about 6 times today.  But who is counting.

 

Tomorrow the Cat will take care of Clyde Creek and Mud Creek then down to the marina and back.  On Monday we will be hitting Coop to Lake Creek then down Strawberry River.  Hope you all are having fun.

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January 5, 2013

Hello Folks.  Thursday the grooming went well at Coop and Strawberry River.  Trails are looking good.  Yesterday Clyde Creek, Mud Creek, Indian Creek, and Trail Hollow were done.  This was a first run for a new groomer.  Don't judge.  : )  Today the Coop and Strawberry River trails were done again.

 

Tomorrow will be the short run.  Clyde Creek and Mud Creek only.  Then on Monday, we will head up Coop, to Lake Creek, then down Strawberry River.  All the trails are looking good.  Still not very much snow down low so it can't be groomed, but up top...lots of snow.  It's awesome.

 

 

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January 1, 2013

Happy New Year.

 

Ok...We groomed Coop and Strawberry River yesturday, and today I groomed the entire south loop.  That means, Clyde Creek, Mud Creek, to the marina, then up Trail Hollow, Willow Creek Warming Hut, Indian Creek... I'm tired.  It was a great day for grooming and riding though.  Trails are looking great.  The snow up top is looking even better.  I thought you guys were going to save me an area or two so I could enjoy it.  Oh well, I still know some secret spots.

 

Tomorrow is Cat maintenance day so no grooming.  Thursday I will hit Coop and Strawberry River, and Friday we will groom the entire south loop again.

 

Be safe out there.

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