Hiking

Scheduled Hikes:

Please Review the Six Hiking Essentials at the bottom of this page.  Know what to pack so you can get back.

Hikes planned  for  October 2013.  All Difficulty Levels Are Listed.  Watch for last minute additions on email.

Note to non-members:  We welcome guests to join us in all our activities. After coming to one or two events, if you like what we do, we would expect you’ll join the club.

Fall is a great time for hiking – its’ cooler, the leaves are turning colors, and it is a month closer to skiing. Here are some great hikes planned by our illustrious hike coordinators: Lisa Hunter-October, David Anderson-Strenuous Hikes.  Please contact one of them and offer to lead a hike.

Sat, Oct  October 5th, Saturday, Bub Carlson will lead moderate hike up the Morman Trail and will add some historical background.  The hike, along a creek, beaver ponds, and historical sites, will take about 4 hours, has a 1000 ft vertical, and is 7 miles (last mile is the steepest and optional). Dogs are invited.  Bring a lunch.  Meet at 9:30 at Park City Bagel/Pinebrook.  Bub’s number is 435-658-4728.

Saturday, October 5, 2013. Part 2 of the Brighton Rim strenuous hike. This section starts at the Visitors Center in Brighton near Silver Lake. We will proceed with the pleasant hike to Twin Lakes Reservoir, then up the big rock pile to the top of Millicent. There is a slight descent before going up Wolverine, then down and up Tuscarora. From there we descend to Catherine pass and down the well-worn trail to Brighton. This will be about five to six miles, 2600 feet and will require about five hours. Anticipate rock hopping and some scrambling. We start in Brighton at 9:30 AM. There will not be a defined trail in some locations. The views from Millicent should be worth the walk. Meet informally at Park City Bread & Bagel, 3126 Quarry Road, Jeremy Ranch exit at 8:45 AM to carpool to the trailhead where the leader will meet you at 9:30 AM. Dogs are not permitted in this canyon. Bring a lunch and the six essentials. If there is snow on the mountain tops we will do something else. Dress appropriately for the weather. Call leader, David Anderson for more information (801.599.0618 or danderson@dcalaw.org).

Sun, Oct 13   Kitty Imdahl will lead moderate hike up Prospector Trail, (near Aerie).  Meet at Wasatch Bagel at 9:30.  Description to follow.  Kitty’s number is 435-649-3719.

Sat, Oct 19:  Chuck Mollard will lead moderate from Rob’s Trail parking lot, whick is on the left hand side of Bear Hollow Drive, about 1.4 miles from the traffic light.  Meet at 9:30 at trail head.  This is a moderate loop hike up Rob’s Trail to Rosebud’s Heaven to Ambush, back to Rob’s Trail, and return to the parking area.  Total distance is 6.5 miles with 1400 elevation gain, and will take about 3 hours, not counting lunch break, so bring a lunch! Chuck’s number is 917-881-9022

Sun, Oct 27:  Annemarie Ferrari will lead moderate hike at Glenwilde.  Elevation gain about 1000, hike about 2 1/2 hours. Vistas sweep across the Swaner nature Preserve plus mountains.  Meet at Petco at Kimball Jct at 9:30.  Bring a snack.  Dogs are welcome.  Annemarie’s cell is 801-706-5117.l

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Members are reminded to review the “SIX ESSENTIALS” to prepare for all hikes (see below).  All participants (members and guests) must sign a “PCMSC Activity Release Form”, which will be presented to hikers by the hike leader prior to the start of every hike.

Hike Difficulty Levels

(these are generalities – every hike is different)

Easy Hikes: 1-2 hours,  gradual hills

Moderate Hikes: 2-5 hours, moderate hills, some steep parts, could have loose sand, rocky sections, may involve some hand and foot scrambling.

Strenuous Hikes: Here’s what David Anderson says about Strenuous Hikes. “Please be very certain that a strenuous hike is a good match for your abilities and expectations. You should be in excellent physical condition and possess keen hiking skills and the ability to keep up with the group throughout the hike. We try to maintain a brisk pace throughout and to finish together so that we can go out afterwards for a meal and drinks. Because of the nature of strenuous hikes, scrambling, exposure, route finding and other challenges are frequently present. The pace during both ascent and descent is faster, with greater distance, elevation gain and fewer rest breaks than during moderate hikes. Please check with the leader of the hike if you are not certain if your abilities and interests are compatible with the groups.

The Six Hiking Essentials – what to pack so you can get back

  • Fluids – water, sports drink – take more than minimum
  • Food – take more than minimum
  • Clothes – rain gear, layers, hat, hiking shoes - not soft sneakers
  • Personal – sunglasses, sunscreen, insect spray, health insurance card, credit card
  • Equipment – pocketknife, multitool, fire starter, flashlight (new batteries), first aid kit, rope, signaling mirror, whistle, Mylar “space” blanket, hiking poles, cell phone (fully charged)
  • Navigation- map, compass, GPS

For comments on using this list see the May 2012 Newsletter article “Hiking Essentials-Are You Talking to Me?