Conditions 1-4-16

1-4-16

Logan Canyon snowmobile trail grooming update 1/4/2016:

Trails Utah State Parks have groomed in the past week:
12/28 – Packed the Tony Grove and Franklin Basin trails.
12/29 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek trails.
12/30 – Sinks trail to the bottom of Log Cabin Hollow. Logging operations are currently going on from that point and down Temple Canyon – be careful.
12/31- Garden City Canyon, Tony Grove, and Franklin Basin trails.
1/1 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek trails.
1/2 – Amazon and Beaver Creek trails.
1/3 – Sinks trail to Temple Flat – be careful of logging operations from the bottom of Log Cabin Hollow and down Temple Canyon.

Trails we plan to groom this coming week:
1/4 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.
1/5 – Garden City Canyon, Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
1/6 – Sinks to Temple Canyon.
1/7 – Tony Grove and Franklin Basin.
1/8 – Swan Flat, Amazon, and Beaver Creek.
1/9 – Amazon and Beaver Creek.
1/10 – Sinks to Temple Canyon.

Bear Lake conditions, 1/4/2016:

Approximate Lake Temperature: 32.0 degrees as measured in the Bear Lake State Park Marina. Ice has formed in the marina. The main channel de-icers are on and we continue to adjust them to try and keep the channel open. Recent temperatures have been really cold and has made it difficult. The launch ramp has been plowed.

Ice is forming on the lake. The lake is @ 40% covered in ice. Please be careful if you take a boat on the lake. Use caution when going out onto the ice – the thickness may be hard to determine.

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.

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.

The Rainbow Cove launch ramp is currently free of ice and has been plowed. The Cisco Beach launch ramp is currently free of ice, but we are not able to plow rocky shoreline to get to it. The First Point launch ramp is currently blocked by ice. Photos on the Bear Lake State Park’s Facebook page shows the launch ramps as of this morning.

SOURCE: Bear Lake State Park, Utah Facebook Page

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