Welcome to Winter Hiking!

Winter hiking is amazing this year!  Enjoy easy & moderate options on each 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.

01/29/2019
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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

Start gathering at 8:00. Leave for hike at 8:15. 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!
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TIMELINE:

8 AM - Start gathering, greet hikers, arrange carpools as needed, announcements, final instructions, etc.
8:15 AM - Drive to the trailhead (Provo Canyon then 3 miles past Sundance Resort)
9:15 AM - Start hiking
10:15 AM - Arrive at Stewart Falls
11:30 AM - Off the trail
12:30 PM - Back in the Salt Lake valley

Some may stop in Provo for lunch after the hike OR bring a sack lunch.
Before leaving this area if you have a little more time and want to keep hiking, consider walking up the closed, snow-packed, canyon road, known as the Alpine Loop. The scenery in this area is spectacular!!!!

Either Micro Spikes OR Snowshoes will be needed on every Winter Hiking Outing until I state otherwise. Because of the large amount of snow we are receiving this year, we'll be using spikes or snowshoes until July for most outings. 

I rent and sell Micro Spikes ($10/rental/outing or $55 purchase)
I rent MSR Snowshoes ($10/rental/outing) 20 pair available for rent
(I don't sell snowshoes).
Contact me in advance if you need either snowshoes or spikes. See info below.
Pay in advance if possible
If paying in person, bring cash on the day of.
Sorry, no refunds. 

Pay using VENMO or PAY PAL:
VENMO: Sheryl McGlochlin
PAY PAL: sheryl@liveandthrive.com
RSVP in advance, TEXT 801-278-5313
State your name and how many pair you need

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

This outing is part of a series of hikes offered weekly throughout the year. We warmly welcome new hikers. You are joining a FREE, consistent, friendly, seasoned hiking group with a variety of hiking abilities. If you are concerned about how you'll fit in, please text me in advance and state if you want an easier, slower hike so I can pair you with similar hikers. We rarely cancel an outing unless weather conditions prevent us from getting to our meeting place.

If you are new, consider attending any of our FREE classes to get better acquainted with our outings, which helps me get to know you better.

Become familiar with the links below.

Because hiking outings occur so frequently, detailed information won't be included. All hikes are very beautiful, safe and have options for beginner and moderate hikers. They last approx. 2 - 3 hours, however, you may enjoy a slower hike lasting only 30 - 60 minutes if you prefer. All hikes end by 11 or 11:30 AM unless it's a featured hike. Most people turn around (out and back hike) no later than 10:30 AM.

Featured hikes generally occur once a month and are further away than our regular hikes. 

Every hike is similar even if they differ in location in the Wasatch Mountains.

Our main priority year round is SAFETY!

How my outdoor adventure business was launched 16 years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI1cA_7zYV8&t=26s

Snowshoe Class & Winter Hiking Blog Info:
http://liveandthrive.com/articles-videos-resources/snowshoeing-class

FREE Classes on Snowshoeing or Winter Hiking: http://liveandthrive.com/events-calendar

Hike and Zipfy Sled Outings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdIhpdgmR0g

How to Travel for FREE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxHQHN-7pS0&t=5s

Upcoming Adventure Trips (More are coming): http://liveandthrive.com/index.htm

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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