Bear Lake Weekly Update 2-15-16

Logan Canyon snowmobile trail grooming update 2/15/2016:

Trails we have groomed in the past week:state-parks
2/8 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.
2/9 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
2/10 – Sinks to Temple Flat (Logging operations between Temple Flat and Temple Canyon).
2/11 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.
2/12 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
2/13 – Amazon and Beaver Creek.
2/14 – Sinks to Temple Flat (Logging operations between Temple Flat and Temple Canyon).

Trails we plan to groom this coming week:
2/15 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.
2/16 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
2/17 – Sinks to Temple Flat (Logging operations between Temple Flat and Temple Canyon).
2/18 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.
2/19 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
2/20 – Amazon and Beaver Creek.
2/21 – Sinks to Temple Flat (Logging operations between Temple Flat and Temple Canyon).

Snow conditions this past week have warmed up. The snow has compacted quite a bit. We have received some rain, even in higher elevations. We received @ 4 inches of new, heavy and wet, snow in the Sinks area of the canyon this morning.

Bear Lake conditions, 2/15/2016:

Approximate Lake Temperature: 32.0 degrees as measured in the Bear Lake State Park Marina.

Current Lake Elevation: 5911.75′. Full elevation is 5923.65′.
The 2015 high point was 5914.45′. The low point for 2015 was 5911.15′.

The lake is covered @ 95% with ice. There is an opening on the north end where the water is coming into the lake. Use caution when going out onto the ice – the thickness may be hard to determine. Warmer temperatures and recent rain has put water on top of the ice. The ice is warming up and expanding – this is evident on the southwest shoreline.

Due to a pending dock replacement project in the marina, we have turned the de-icers back on in the main channel of the marina.

This past week, daytime high temperatures ranged from the low 30’s to the low 40’s. The nighttime low temperatures have ranged from the single digits to the low 30’s.

SOURCE: Bear Lake State Park, Utah Facebook Page

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