Conditions 12-28-2015

Snowmobile Trail Grooming Update

from Utah State Parks

12/22, we packed and groomed the Sinks trail into Temple Flat. Lots of new, fresh, powder snow with winds creating drifts.

12/23, we packed and groomed the Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek trails. Again, lots of new, fresh, powder snow with winds creating drifts.

12/26, we groomed the Swan Flat and Beaver Creek trails. The Beaver Creek trail was very bumpy/mogully.

12/27, we tried to groom the Sinks trail, but we had two issues with the snow cat/groomer and had to turn around and come back.

12/28, we got the snow cat/groomer repaired. We are packing and grooming the Tony Grove and Franklin Basin trails.

Future planned trails to be groomed:
12/29 – Garden City Canyon, Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
12/30 – Sinks to Temple Canyon.
12/31 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.
1/1 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
1/2 – Beaver Creek.
1/3 – Sinks to Temple Canyon.
1/4 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.

Bear Lake conditions, 12/28/2015:

Approximate Lake Temperature: 32.5 degrees as measured in the Bear Lake State Park Marina. Some ice is forming inside the marina. The main channel de-icers are on. The launch ramp has been plowed.

Ice is forming on the lake.

Current Lake Elevation: 5911.35′. Full elevation is 5923.65′.
The 2015 high point was 5914.45′. The low point for 2015 was 5911.15′.

Air Temperature: This past week, daytime high temperatures ranged from the single digits to the high 20’s. The nighttime low temperatures have ranged from the minus single digits to the low teens.

Boat Ramps: Rainbow Cove launch ramp has @ 34″ of water on the end of the concrete. Wave action has been creating a drop off at the end of the concrete. Please use caution when launching larger boats.
First Point launch ramp has @ 46″ of water on the end of the launch ramp. These launch ramps have been plowed and are currently open.

SOURCE: Bear Lake State Park, Utah Facebook Page

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