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This trip is the best way to get acquainted with backpacking and will save you time and money for many future backpacking trips to come!

Join our professional backpacking experts for one-on-one training to learn the basics of this popular sport, in a beautiful setting in southern Utah. Learn how to be safe, what to bring and what not to bring, what to wear, what to eat, how to cook, how to survive, how to be comfortable, and more. 


08/11/2017 - 08/12/2017

6200 South UTA Park n Ride
6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

This is a free event!
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Location

6200 South UTA Park n Ride

6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

Timeline

7:30 AM
Start gathering

There is a 30 minute window when hikers will be arriving. Step out of your car and join us for a short pre-hike meeting as we greet everyone, introduce new hikers, go over final instructions, address any concerns, arrange carpools, and announce upcoming events. 

8:00 AM
Drive to trailhead

Hikers are encouraged to gather at our meeting place, not the trailhead in case there is a change of plans at the last minute.  If you need to meet us at the trailhead, text me by 8 AM so you'll be informed if there is a change.  

8:30 AM
Arrive at trailhead and begin hiking

The trailhead is generally within 10 - 30 minutes of our 6200 South meeting place, unless otherwise stated.  There is limited parking at the trailheads which is why we carpool as much as possible. Some trailheads have a bathroom, many do not. You are always welcome to hike a short distance if you prefer or stay for the full duration of the hike.  You decide but let me know at the meeting place if possible since others may want to join you.

12:00 PM
Off the trail

We are off the trail between 11:30 AM - 12 noon EXCEPT if you choose the hardest, longest route today.  You may not get off the trail until around 1 PM. There is always a variety of hiking abilities in our group which is what we like. Come often and get to know other hikers with similar abilities. 

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