Welcome!

Sorry for all of the confusion on this day. Right now it looks like the storm is coming in later than we thought. If that's the case we'll stay with our original plan. Sheep Trail, East Canyon.
All outings are subject to change due to weather/road conditions.

Share our passion of living a healthier, happier, productive life through outdoor recreation! Getting outdoors and being active will greatly improve your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health. Develop new relationships or take in the quiet, peaceful beauty that is all around you. Our desire is to help you experience this in a way that meets your needs and desires. All our local outings and adventure trips are healing, motivating, inspiring and energizing! 

03/03/2018
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Large Parking Lot - UTA 6200 South Park n Ride

This is a free event!
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If you need spikes or snowshoes, let me know.

TIMELINE:

8 AM - Start gathering at my home, greet hikers, announcements, final instructions, etc.
8:30 AM - Start Hiking
11 AM - Off the Trail - enjoy a shorter hike, if you prefer


NOTE: IF YOU NEED SNOWSHOES, LET ME KNOW IN ADVANCE. 15 PAIR OF MSR SNOWSHOES ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENT, $10/each/outing

Some of the outings this month only require SPIKES, not snowshoes. If you need a pair of spikes, let me know in advance. Cost: $50/purchase $10/rent/outing (used for walking on ice and snow packed trails)

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'll be greeted by kind, caring, friendly people.

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.

Our hikes cover a wide range of trails, canyons, and terrain but we always cater to beginning to moderate abilities. Become more familiar with us if you haven't already by clicking on these links:

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
Warm hat
Sunglasses
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
Camera
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.

FYI:
I rent MSR Snowshoes (I own 15 pair). Cost: $10/pair. Text me if you want 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

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

Large Parking Lot - UTA 6200 South Park n Ride

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.