Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Good morning Park City! Your “easy like Sunday morning” trail report for December 16th:
We’ve got 28-degrees at 9:30 with an expected high of 45, so you can expect some softer conditions as the day progresses.
We touched up all of the usual suspects this morning- basically everything but Oz. http://mountaintrails.org/interactive-map-winter.html
Conditions are still pretty darn good for skating, classic or rolling the fatties.
A reminder that today is Locals Appreciation Day at White Pine Touring and MTF will be represented, so stop by and say hello before your get your schuss on!
Have a great one out there!
Winter Trails Etiquette:
~ 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 four-legged friend, 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 Fat Loop & the P-Dog Loop(PorcUclimb/Downdog) have been packed/dragged and are nice & firm after a few days of use. Happy Gilmor & Tin Man up from the N. Round Valley trailhead have been packed by users should also be riding great.
Quinn’s & Round Valley Way TrailsQuinn’s Loops, Land of Oz, Matt’s Flat, Seventy 101
Groomed with classic set.
Highland & East-Side TrailsSilver Quinn, Round Valley Express & Barrel Roll
Cammy's, Round Valley Express & Two Pines along with all of the low-lying trails in the valley proper- lower Quarry Rd, Middle Earth & RV Express have been cat-groomed with classic set. Quarry Rd has been groomed but coverage is marginal and it still need another good storm before the ruts get filled in.
Inner Valley TrailsCammy’s, Two Pines, RV Express, Quarry Rd, etc.
Round Valley Express out to Highland and Silver Quinn have been groomed with classic set. Barrel Roll has been packed but coverage is still super thin on the north side and skiing is NOT recommended.
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