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Salt Lake City,UT--2/8/06--6:00:57 PM-.Moving at around 6 m.p.h., Joe Donnell grooms the snowmobile trails near the Mirror Lake Highway.  Donnell said that he likes grooming because it is a nice break from the work he does in the summer at the state park marinas and he enjoys the quiet and peaceful aspects of working by himself...Meet Joe Donnell of Utah State Parks and Recreation at the trailhead at 1 p.m. for a long, slow ride grooming the snow on the Mirror Lake Highway so snowmobilers have a smooth ride. Joe grooms the road every Wednesday night (usually from about 2 to 11 p.m...This is a feature on Joe and other State Parks folks and how they groom more than 850 miles of trails across the state. They do it at night to avoid conflicts with snowmobiles, but you will likely see some before it gets dark. We need shots of the lonliness of the job, the scenic beauty of the job and overall setting shots for the Outdoors cover...Chris Detrick/Salt Lake Tribune.File #_1CD4618