Do NOT go to the 6200 South Park n Ride where we always meet. The Parking lots and driving conditions with continued accumulated snow make this a very difficult day to get around in. Our 6200 South Meeting place will be packed with skiers.

If you can get to my home, we'll snowshoe from here.  I have 15 pair of snowshoes if you don't have a pair.  There is a large area to snowshoe around at a school nearby.  Cost for snowshoe rentals:  $10.  Call me if you are coming and/or if you need a pair.  If you need snowshoeing lessons I'll help you with that as well. My cell:  801-278-5313


In 2018, our focus is on health and wellness and living a happier, more productive, fulfilling life! Our adventure trips and local outings help us accomplish this in five specific areas: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. Let us to take you to amazing places, near and far, and meet incredible people, without having to spend a lot of time or money!

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

My home
2836 E Casto Lane, Holladay, Utah 84117

Text or call me if you are coming

This is a free event!

This is part of a series of hikes offered weekly throughout the entire year. We are the most consistent hiking group in Utah, with a hike every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning since February 2003. When you arrive you can expect a kind, caring, friendly attitude!

Regardless of your hiking level or ability, you are invited to join us in our beautiful outdoor playground known as the Wasatch Mountains and far beyond. We hike a different trail often and look forward to meeting new hikers as well as strengthening friendships with loyal, core members.
In addition to local hikes, join us on our many exciting, adventure trips, domestic and international!

Specific details about this hike may only be discussed in person at the meeting place prior to leaving for the hike, however, all Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hikes are quite similar.

Even though our hikes are in a wide range of trails, canyons, and terrain, the format and guidelines are always the same. Become familiar with them if you haven't already by clicking on the links below.


8 AM - Start gathering, greet hikers, arrange carpools as needed, announcements, final instructions, etc.
8:30 AM - Drive to the trailhead (within a 30 minute driving time)
9 AM - Start hiking
12 Noon - Off the trail (enjoy a shorter hike, if you prefer)

Learn more about OUR HIKING GROUP:

Learn more about OUR LOCAL HIKES:

Equipment or Gear

Water - 2 liters is generally plenty for our outings, however, 1 liter or 1 quart per hour of hiking is recommended
Snack i.e. granola bar, trail mix, nuts
Sun protection i.e. sunscreen, lip balm
Warm hat
Light jacket for wind protection, cooler temperatures
Base layer for a top.
Long underwear if temperatures dictate
Water proof pants for stormy days.
Warm coat for colder days
Avoid wearing cotton clothing anytime since it doesn’t wick.
First Aid Kit - (basic supplies i.e. bandaids, aspirin, Neosporin, moist towelettes, etc.)
Cell phone - service may be spotty in the canyons
Flashlight - Most of our hikes are in the morning but it is always a good item to have.
Water proof rain coat.
Kahtoola Micro Spikes (or equivalent). Used for hiking on ice/snow packed trails. In the past we have used spikes 80% of the time and snowshoes 20%.
Snowshoes (generally are used right after a significant snowfall.) Within 4 - 5 days after a snowstorm many of the trails are packed down so spikes are used more.
When hiking in deeper power snowshoes are definitely needed.

I rent MSR Snowshoes (I own 15 pair). Cost: $10/pair. Text me no later than the night before to reserve a pair. Pay me at the meeting place or on VENMO.
I sell Micro Spikes. Cost: $50/pair. Reg. $75.
I don’t have any snowshoes for sale.
Plan to carry the spikes in your backpack while hiking. You may not need them at the beginning of the hike but at some point you will generally need them.
For help finding quality winter clothing and gear on a shoestring budget:
Contact The Gear Room, tell them Sheryl sent you. They are a quality consignment shop for outdoor sports. 2258 Fort Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights. (801) 448-3037.
Tell me at our meeting place and I can help you in person

When carpooling get your driver’s cell phone # in case you get separated.
Bring a few dollars to give your driver if you are carpooling.
Add my contact info to your phone. Sheryl: 801-278-5313


My home

2836 E Casto Lane, Holladay, Utah 84117

Text or call me if you are coming


8:00 AM
Start gathering

There is a 30 minute window for hikers to arrive. 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. 

8:30 AM
Drive to trailhead

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

9:00 AM
Arrive at trailhead, start hiking

The trailhead is generally within 10 - 30 minutes from our 6200 South meeting place UNLESS otherwise stated.  Generally there is limited parking at the trailheads so carpool as much as possible. Some trailheads have a bathroom, many do not. If you would like to do a shorter hike, let me know before we leave the meeting place since others may want to join you. This happens very often so tell me and I'll help you find some compatible hiking buddies! 

12:00 PM
Off the trail

Off the trail between 11:30 AM - 12 noon, depending on the hike. If it is an Out and Back trail, we generally turn around to head back down the mountain by 10:30 AM. There is always a variety of hikers moving at different speeds which is exactly what we want. Come often and get to know fellow hikers with similar abilities. 

Related Links


Let us know if you'll be coming. It isn't necessary, but it helps us to plan.