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VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- Winter recreation season is under way in the Ashley National Forest.
Trailheads are open at a few places in the forest for cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Grooming is scheduled for this week to prepare other areas.
Trails on the Red Cloud Loop/East Park trailhead adjacent to Highway 191, the Taylor Mountain trailhead, the Mosby Mountain trailhead and the Farm Creek trailhead on the Vernal ranger district have been opened.
A lack of snow is limiting work on trails on the Flaming Gorge ranger district, but crews have been clearing downfall and other obstacles and preparing for grooming.
Forest officials say grooming on all trails where the snow is deep enough should be completed by Saturday.
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