Friday, February 8th, 2019
Trail Report February 8th 2019:
With all the beautiful white snow out there it really make the dog doo doo pop out. A friendly reminder that it is your responsibility to pick up after your dog. If you are counting on your dog to grab it then we have something else to talk about…
And continuing with the pack and grooming we ran a packing lap on barrel roll, plan on that to be fresh tomorrow. Groomed Oz expected it to be very soft, but even better tomorrow. Classic was set on Quinn’s Loops, Matt’s Lolli, down Two Pines out to the Highland TH and back on Sliver Quinn.
We would like to hold off traffic on the single track for one more day. We will be revving up for the weekend packing more trails this afternoon.
~ PLEASE pick up after your pups! DO NOT leave doggie bags on the edge of the trail! They get lost in the snow and quite often get caught up in the grooming equipment creating a huge mess.
~ PLEASE be aware of where your pups are at all times. If you’re skating 100 yards ahead of your dog, you can’t possibly know what they’re doing(or WHERE they’re DOO-ing). By the time they play catch-up, you may be completely unaware that Ace left a present on the freshly groomed corduroy. We’re starting to see a lot more Toko brown on the trail and that’s just not cool!
~ If your pup is inclined to shred sage or other woody vegetation, please toss it off the trail. Not only does it create a mess & hasten the melting process, it also gets caught up in the grooming equipment.
~ Lastly, as a dog owner, it is YOUR responsibility to yield to ALL other users. The privilege of having your dog off-leash comes the responsibility of maintaining control of your pet when coming into contact with other users.
~ SLOW DOWN in congested areas and verbally make other users aware that you are about to pass them. “On your left”, etc.
~ Also keep in mind that while we groom trail for skiing, Round Valley is NOT a Nordic center. If you’re not tolerant of dogs, hikers, runners, snowshoers, fat bikers & herds of elk, stick to the Land Of Oz or look into a pass at White Pine Touring Center.
HIKERS, RUNNERS & FAT BIKERS-
~ PLEASE DON’T post-hole or ride down the middle of freshly groomed trail in soft-snow conditions, especially just after a storm.
~ As a general rule, try to stay to the outside edge of the wide-groomed trail(opposite the classic lanes). This preserves the snow and allows skiers to pass.
~ The same goes for freshly groomed single track trails. A tremendous amount of effort goes into packing/grooming single track. Leaving the trail untouched over night will allow it to set(firm)up, and will make for a better trail experience for ALL users.
~ Be respectful of one another and be good stewards of this beautiful winter playground that we all get to share.
~ Practice 10-seconds of kindness.
~ Remember, it’s the diversity of use that makes Round Valley such a special place.
Have a great weekend!
Fat Bike Update
The single track was obliterated by this storm- we're talking feet of snow and significant drifting so it'll be a few days before we can 1) find the trails, 2)pack the trails multiple times and 3)groom the trails.
Quinn’s & Round Valley Way TrailsQuinn’s Loops, Land of Oz, Matt’s Flat, Seventy 101
Groomed with classic set. Still on the soft side but starting to firm up.
Highland & East-Side TrailsSilver Quinn, Round Valley Express & Barrel Roll
Two Pines and Lower Quarry to RV Express were groomed with classic set.
Inner Valley TrailsCammy’s, Two Pines, RV Express, Quarry Rd, etc.
Silver Quinn was groomed with classic. Barrel Roll was packed and will be groomed tomorrow(Saturday)
Rail TrailBonanza to Wanship
As of fall 2017, Mountain Trails no longer manages the maintenance of the Rail Trail. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the DNR/State Parks.
Department of Natural Resources
Utah Parks and Recreation
Echo/Rockport Park Manager