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Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Conditions
Salt Lake Ranger District - (801) 733-2660 Campground/Picnic Areas/Road/Trails Update
Updated May 22, 2015, Farmington Canyon and Francis Peak roads are open as of June 5th, and the lower section of Skyline Drive on Farmington side (access to Farmington Flats, Gold Hill, Arthurs Fork, etc.) is open. Skyline Drive across the top from the Beaver Ponds to Morgan Overlook (Ward Canyon) is still closed per Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and due to wet conditions and snow drifts. Sessions mountain road is still closed per MVUM and due to wet conditions and snow drifts. Mill Creek Canyon road and area will be closed to all uses June 15, 2015-June 30, 2015 for public saftey while crews are replacing culverts.
Pleasant Grove Ranger District - (801) 785-3563 Silver Lake Dam Rehabilitation 2015Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated June 15, 2015 The Alpine Loop is open. Timpanogos Trails Update for June 29, 2015 Timpooneke: The trail is mostly free of snow to the top of the Giant Staircase (about 5 miles). Only small sections of snow are still present until you approach the Saddle which still has large snow crossings. Caution is recommended for any snow travel. Streams are still running fast. Aspen Grove: The trail is free of snow past Emerald Lake. The trail from Emerald Lake to the Saddle has significant snow present. Caution is recommended for any snow travel. Streams are still running fast.
The Secure Rural Schools legislation was not authorized and funded. Without SRS the law reverts to the 1908 shared receipts formula. The payments under the 1908 law are a small percentage of the SRS payment and all the funding is for roads and schools. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is authorized through 2016, but will be in inactive status, until SRS is reauthorized. 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.