Welcome to your new Outdoor Adventure Family!

This outing is different because it is more about distance than elevation gain which is only 300 ft..  Go as far as you like but if you want a harder option, walk or run up to 13 miles from Kimball Jct to Park City. This is a very scenic area that we haven't done before. 

Winter hiking is AMAZING this year!  

Do you have a desire to live a healthier, happier, more productive life through outdoor adventure and recreation?  If so, you'll love our group! 

Being active outdoors is one of the cheapest, easiest and most effective ways to enhance your physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and even financial health and wellness!

By joining us often you'll 1) become stronger in all aspects of your health 2) become better acquainted with many Wasatch Mountain trails 3) meet many outdoor adventure seekers  4) become familiar with our adventure trips you are cordially invited to attend.

8:00 AM to 11:30 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!


8 AM - Start gathering, greet hikers, arrange carpools as needed, announcements, final instructions, etc.
8:30 AM - Drive to the trailhead
9 AM - Start hiking
10:30 AM - Turn around and start heading back to the cars unless it's a loop hike
11:30 AM - Off the trail on or around this time

Either Micro Spikes OR Snowshoes will be needed on every Winter Hiking Outing until I state otherwise. Because of the incredible amount of snow this year, we'll need spikes or snowshoes until almost July for many 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. When you attend 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 have new hikers join us on nearly every hike.

I'm eager to help those new to our group have a great time, the first time they hike with us.  The more I know about you in advance, the better I can help you.  

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 in length even though they differ in location, terrain, etc. in the Wasatch Mountains.

Our main priority year round is SAFETY!

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

Snowshoe Class & Winter Hiking Blog Info:

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 (Watch for additional trips): 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


When carpooling get your driver’s cell phone # in case you get separated.
Bring a few dollars to give your driver when you carpool.
Add my contact info to your phone. Sheryl: 801-278-5313


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