Pleasant Grove Ranger District - (801) 785-3563 Silver Lake Dam Rehabilitation 2015Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated August 11, 2015
Saturdays on Mount Timpanogos are very busy and will most likely stay that way through mid-September. Parking will be limited. The best solutions are to arrange car pools or shuttles, or visit a different day of the week. If you don’t like the crowds, full moon weekends, and Labor Day weekend will be good times to avoid. Vehicles parked outside of striped parking and designated pull-outs are subject to tickets or towing. Only park in designated areas where you do not impede the flow of traffic or emergency personnel.
Substantial delays can be expected trying to access the Silver Lake trailhead due to construction on the Silver Lake Flat Dam. There is no water in Silver Lake Flat Reservoir.
We recently added two new Trail Adoptions, our first two Wilderness Trails adoptions, Silver Lake 036 (Green Tongs) and Timpooneke 053 (Wasatch Mountain Wranglers). We also added another single track adoption, Tibble Fork 041 (Cycle South (West)). Mad Dog Cycles picked up a trail on the Spanish Fork District and the Uinta Trail Council added almost 60 miles of trail on the Spanish Fork District! Our new trail adoptees join a fine group (Single Track Trails: Uinta Trail Council, Utah Rocky Mountain Bikers, Hi-Line and Hobbles Chapter of the Back Country Horseman, and Mad Dog Cycles. Roads: Lone Peak 4-wheelers, Utah Jeep Crew and Dirt Hedz). If you are interested in getting involved, joining forces with any of these great groups would be a fantastic way to start. We couldn’t do it without them. Trail Flow, something everyone enjoys. A common issue we are seeing is people cutting through the curves, turning the trails into one straight line. This reduces trail flow, and the drainage functionality. Slow down and enjoy the flow and respect the barriers that get put in to maintain that sweet flowing single track everyone loves.Reminders: There is a year around Fire closure in the Silver Lake Basin of the Lone Peak Wilderness and Mount Timpanogos Wilderness. Abandoned campfires are being found far too often. Ensure your campfire is totally out before you leave the site. Trials tiresinstead of dirt bike/knobby tires for motorcycles for mountain trails. contact the (www.uintatrailcouncil.org)
Familiar with the area and trails? Carry some extra maps to hand out to people you see out on the trail that you can use to tell them about the trails. Eeducated trail users are more likely to have an enjoyable experience and avoid causing trail damage.
The Pleasant Grove Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking a high energy, high performing individual to become a member of our District Leadership Team as our Support Services Specialist. Announcement
Secure Rural School Act: Resource Advisory Committees The Secure Rural School Act authorizes the use of Resource Advisory Committee (RACs) as a mechanism for local community collaboration with federal land managers in recommending Title II projects on federal lands or that will benefit resources on federal lands. RAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Individuals are being sought to represent a variety of interests on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).
The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.