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Referral Program:  Iceland Adventure Trip in May!  Invite a friend and receive $200 when they attend.

We want to share our passion of living a healthier, happier, more productive life through outdoor adventure and recreation with you! We work hard to help you spend less time on a couch, at a desk or in a hospital bed and MORE time in a lush green forest, at a beautiful waterfall or calm alpine lake.

By joining us for even a few minutes, you’ll greatly increase your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health! Meet others, of all ages and walks of life, who love being active outdoors. An assortment of hiking abilities are welcome! For 15 years our local outings and adventure trips have been healing, motivating, inspiring and energizing! They don't disappoint!

Note: All trails are subject to change due to weather/road/trail conditions. 

04/21/2018
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Start gathering at 8:00. Leave for hike at 8:30. See TIMELINE below. No dogs allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons. Find us on the south end of the parking lot. Questions? Call/text 801-278-5313

This is a free event!
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TIMELINE:

  • 8 AM - Start gathering, greet everyone especially those new to our group, answer any questions/concerns, provide carpools as needed, announcements, final instructions.
  • 8:30 AM - Drive to the trailhead (within 15 - 30 minutes)
  • 9 AM - Begin hiking
  • 11 AM - Finish hiking (some may do a shorter or longer hike than this)

This hike is part of a series of hikes offered weekly throughout the entire year.

We are the most consistent hiking group in Utah, hiking EVERY Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning since February 2003. You'll be greeted by kind, caring, friendly hikers when you arrive.

We hike a different trail nearly every week. You are also invited to
join us on our exciting adventure trips, domestic and international.

Even though our hikes may vary in trails, canyons, and terrain, the format and guidelines are always the same. Become familiar with them from these links:

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
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light jacket
  • Warm coat for cooler days
  • Water proof rain coat.
  • First Aid Kit - (Optional) (basic supplies i.e. bandaids, aspirin, Neosporin, moist towelettes, etc.) 
  • Cell phone - service may be spotty in the canyons
  • Camera
  • Flashlight - Most of our hikes are in the morning but it is always a good item to have.
  • Kahtoola Micro Spikes (or equivalent). Optional. We may still find snow on trails in high elevations. Plan to carry the spikes in your backpack while hiking. You may need them depending on how far you hike.

    For help finding quality hiking 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. I'll be happy to also share advice and tips on gear and clothing if you ask me.


    TIP:
    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

Location

6200 South UTA Park n Ride

6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

Start gathering at 8:00. Leave for hike at 8:30. See TIMELINE below. No dogs allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons. Find us on the south end of the parking lot. Questions? Call/text 801-278-5313

Timeline

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. 

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