Welcome!

Share our passion of living a healthier, happier, more productive life through outdoor adventure and recreation.
A few hours or even a few minutes being active outdoors on a daily basis will do wonders for your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health!

Trails are subject to change due to weather, road, and/or trail conditions.

08/14/2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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!
RSVP

TIMELINE:

7:30 AM - Gather, arrange carpools, final instructions, etc.
8 AM - Drive to the trailhead (30 min or less)
8:30 AM - Start hiking
11 AM - Off the trail (Some may enjoy a shorter or longer hike than this. Do what is best for you)

NOTE: Unless it's a "loop" hike, the bulk of the group will be turning around by 10 AM

OUR GOAL is to help you...

  • become more physically, emotionally and mentally strong
  • get better acquainted with many trails in the Wasatch Mountains
  • meet outdoor adventure enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life
  • travel with us on amazing adventure trips far and near

RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS:

Texts for LOCAL HIKES allows you to receive updates, perks, etc.

Texts for ADVENTURE TRIPS allow you to receive trip discounts, perks, updates and inside information.

For ADVENTURE TRIPS: TEXT 801-845-3558 - include your name and the word TRIP

For LOCAL HIKES: TEXT 801-845-3558 - include your name and the word HIKE

Learn more about OUR HIKING GROUP:

http://liveandthrive.com/articles-videos-resources/about-our-hiking-group

Learn more about OUR LOCAL HIKES:

http://liveandthrive.com/articles-videos-resources/about-the-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
  • 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.

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 can also give you advice and tips on gear and clothing.

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

Photos

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. 

Related Links

RSVP

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