Welcome!

Snowshoe season has begun and we have plenty of snow to start the season out with! This is an easy, mostly flat, 1-hour outing to help you practice your snowshoeing skills and get acclimated to the sport. Feel free to ask me anything you like! 

12/08/2018
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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

Start gathering at 7:30. Leave for hike at 8:00. 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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SNOWSHOES + INSTRUCTION for only $10!!

I have 2 outings posted at the same time on this day.

I'll oversee this outing while my assistant, Mike, will oversee the other outing.
All are invited to this FREE 1-hour snowshoe outing, especially those who have never snowshoed OR want to practice valuable snowshoeing skills.

This is an excellent pre-requisite for our regular snowshoeing outings.
Free instruction is offered to all who attend.
Those with snowshoeing experience are also invited to attend.

IF YOU NEED A PAIR OF SNOWSHOES, RENT FROM ME!

I have 15+ pair of quality MSR Snowshoes available for rent for $10/pair/outing. Pay me in person or in advance on VENMO or Paypal.
VENMO: sheryl mcglochlin
PAYPAL: sheryl@liveandthrive.com

RSVP me in advance via text to reserve snowshoes, 801-278-5313, state your name and how many pair you need.

I offer a hassle-free, quick and easy way to snowshoe for an hour!
This is a great creative date so bring someone you love then enjoy a cup of hot chocolate afterward!
Invite any friends and family to attend.

Meet at our regular 6200 South meeting place. We will drive to our snowshoeing area just a few minutes away. We won't be driving into the canyon for these outings.

Learn:
What type of snowshoes to buy that best suits your needs
Where to purchase snowshoes
A few of my favorite places to snowshoe nearby
What to wear
What to bring
How to prepare for all kinds of winter weather conditions

TIP:

It's smart to rent snowshoes until you decide if you really like this sport. I'll help you determine that before you spend a lot of money on snowshoes.

18 snowshoe skills I'll be teaching (not mandatory, however)

How to:

Put on Snowshoes
Take off Snowshoes
Walk forwards
Walk backwards
Run or jog
Side step
Turn around
Walk uphill
Walk downhill
Balance on one leg
Sit down
Kneel down
Grapevine step (this is a fun little dance move)
Fall down, get up after falling down
Walk in a very single track
A few yoga positions
A few ballet positions
A few dance steps (cha, cha, slow motion swing, etc.)
At some point most of these moves we'll all come in handy on a regular snowshoeing outing.

TIMELINE:

8 AM - Gather, arrange carpools, final instructions, etc.
8:30 AM - Drive to the trailhead (within a few minutes)
8:45 AM - Start Snowshoeing
10 AM - Finish Snowshoeing

More about me:

For 16 years I've been instructing, leading, organizing and guiding snowshoeing and hiking outings in Utah. I have a passion for being active outdoors, especially during the winter months. Learn more about what I have to offer at my website: liveandthrive.com

    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, 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
    • Layered clothing
    • 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's a good item to have with you.
    • For help finding quality hiking clothing and gear on a shoestring budget: 

    Contact The Gear Room, tell them Sheryl referred you. They are a quality consignment shop for outdoor recreational sports. 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.
    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 7:30. Leave for hike at 8:00. 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

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