Welcome to Winter Hiking!

BCC - Big Cottonwood Canyon

Snowshoeing is winter hiking at it's best!  Enjoy easy & moderate options EVERY outing. 

Share our passion of living a healthier, happier, more productive life through outdoor adventure and recreation.

Being active outdoors, even for just minutes on a daily basis, will do wonders for your physical, mental, emotional, social, financial and spiritual health and wellness!

Trails are subject to change at any time due to weather, road, or trail conditions.

01/05/2019
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 8:15. No dogs allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons. Find us on the south end of the parking lot. Questions? Call/text me at 801-278-5313

This is a free event!
RSVP

RENT from me if you need snowshoes!

I rent out 19 pair of quality MSR Snowshoes
$10/pair/outing.
I only rent these during an outing or class that I am hosting.
Pay in advance on VENMO or PAYPAL if possible.
IF not, pay in person.
If you need to cancel AFTER you’ll paid, you’ll receive a credit so no worries.
Payment accepted through either:
VENMO: sheryl mcglochlin
PAY PAL: sheryl@liveandthrive.com
OR Cash in person
Regardless of when you pay, RSVP in advance via text to reserve a pair. 801-278-5313. State your name and how many pair you need.

TIMELINE:

  • 8 AM - Gather, arrange carpools, final instructions, etc.
  • 8:30 AM - Drive to the trailhead (30 min or less)
  • 9 AM - Start hiking on the trail
  • 11 AM - Off the trail. (Generally some will stay for only an hour and some may hike longer than 11 AM. The bulk of the group will finish by 11 AM. Choose which length of outing works 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 us all...

  • become more physically, emotionally and mentally strong 
  • become better acquainted with winter trails in the Wasatch Mountains
  • meet adventure enthusiasts who love the outdoors like we do
  • enjoy invigorating adventure trips near and far throughout the year

Attend our FREE 1 hour snowshoeing class!  

Snowshoe rentals provided for $10/person/class

For specific dates/times go to: http://liveandthrive.com/events-calendar

Details go to: http://liveandthrive.com/articles-videos-resources/snowshoeing-class

 

Equipment or Gear
  • Water - 2 liters, 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
  • Micro Spikes or equivalent - contact me if you don't have a pair
  • Sunglasses
  • Dress in layers
  • 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 - It's good to have one even though most of our hikes are in the morning

For help in finding quality hiking clothing and gear on a shoestring budget:
Contact The Gear Room.  Tell them you were referred by Sheryl. They are a quality consignment shop for outdoor recreational sports.

2258 Fort Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights. (801) 448-3037.
I can also help you with advice and tips on what you need regarding gear and clothing during the winter months. 


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 8:15. No dogs allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons. Find us on the south end of the parking lot. Questions? Call/text me at 801-278-5313

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