Hikes Scheduled for October 2014

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

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 our club. Members can always bring guests.

October is the last month we schedule hikes for the season. Come out and hike. Here are our October hikes. Lisa Hunter is the month’s Hike Coordinator  Your club needs you to lead hikes. Pitch in. Contribute. Even if you’re not here full time or have never led a hike, contact Lisa (hunt5994@bellsouth.net).  She can show you hikes and tell you how it’s done.

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 that your abilities and interests are compatible with the group’s.” 

Saturday, October 4:  Lost Prospector.  Kitty Imdahl will lead an easy hike around Lost Prospector, total time about 2 hours.  Dogs are welcome.  Great views of Old Town Park City, Meadows, and Round Valley.  Meet at Wasatch Bagels at 9:30 to carpool to trailhead. Please review the Six Hiking Essentials on the Hiking Page of our web site. Trailhead parking holds very few cars. Kitty’s number is 435-49-3719.

Thursday, October 9:  Wasatch Crest Trail.  Sheree Anshel will lead moderate hike along Wasatch Crest from Guardsman Pass to Scotts Peak.  This hike is about 5 miles, 1000 vertical feet, and will take about 3 hours.  Dogs not permitted.  Bring snack or lunch. Please review the Six Hiking Essentials on the Hiking Page of our web site.  Meet at Wasatch Bagels at 9:30 to meet at Guardsman Pass Trailhead.  Sheree’s number is 214-914-91

Sunday, October 12:  Glenwilde.  Annemarie Ferrari will lead a moderate hike on Glenwilde.  Meet at 10 at Park City Bagels or 10:15 at Glenwilde Trailhead.  Dogs are welcome. Please review the Six Hiking Essentials on the Hiking Page of our web site. Annemarie’s number is 801-706-5117.

Saturday, October 18:  Olympic Park Trails.  Kathy Becker will lead a moderate hike on Olympic Park Trails.  Meet at 10:30 at the small parking lot on the west side (right side) of Olympic Pkwy, about half way up to the ski jump areas and building.  Begin hiking on lower trails by the parking lot, then cross street to pick up Iron Bill Trail, then onto the Legacy Loop and Legacy Ridge Trails.  It is a gradual climb to the area above the ski jump hill.  This will take about 2.5 hours. Please review the Six Hiking Essentials on the Hiking Page of our web site. Dogs are welcome.   Kathy’s number is 435-714-9578.

Sunday, October 26:  Deer Valley Gondola to Snow Park Lodge and back.  Mike Cohen will lead a moderate hike from the DV Gondola along Village Trail, to Deer Crest, to Pipeline, to Little Stick, to Finns, to Snow Park and back.  Stop at Snow Park for snack.  Not a lot of vertical.  Will take about 3 hours.  Meet at Quinn’s Junction Dog Park at 9:45, or meet at Gondola parking lot, just above the Gondola at 10. Check the club Directory for Mike’s cell number if you have any questions.  Please review the Six Hiking Essentials on the Hiking Page of our web site.

 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