Hiking

Hikes Scheduled for the end of July and all of August 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.

Here are the great July  and August hikes planned by our illustrious hike coordinators: Bub Carlson- July Moderate Hikes, Denny Saturnino- August Moderate Hikes. David Anderson-Strenuous and Overnight Hikes, and Jan Jaworski-  more relaxed “Slow Turtle” Hikes. Please contact one of them and offer to lead a hike. We can help you if you’ve never led one. All difficulty levels are listed below. Call the leader if the weather looks bad.  Watch email for last minute changes.

Sat, July 26, Jiang Ma will lead a moderate hike from Empire Pass (aka Little Guardsman Pass) to the top of Jupiter Peak (above Puma and Jupiter Bowls at PCMR). The hike will be about 5 mi, have a 1300 ft vertical, and take 3 hrs. The views along the ridge and at the top are great. Dogs welcome. Bring a snack or lunch. Meet at 9:00 at Wasatch Bagels, or 9:30 at Empire Pass. Jiang’s number is 801-915-0487. Review the list of the Six Hiking Essentials.

Wed, July 30, Howard Kantor will lead a moderate loop hike on the Lofty Lakes loop in the Uintas. This picturesque route will pass 10 alpine lakes. The hike will be about 5 mi, have a 1,000 ft vertical, and take 3 hrs. Dogs invited. Bring a lunch, raingear, and mosquito repellant. We need to leave early to avoid late afternoon showers in the Uintas, so meet at 8:30 at Wasatch Bagels. The trail begins at the Pass Lake trailhead 32 mi east of Kamas, on the left side after you pass both Mirror Lake and Pass Lake. Howard’s number is 200-8141 (h) and 413-695-0277 (c). Review the list of the Six Hiking Essentials.

Sunday, August 3.  Jay Frankenfield will lead a moderate hike above Pinebrook.  The hike is about 70% shade with some very nice mountain views.  It is approximately 900 ft vertical  feet and about  3 hours and 5 miles in length.  Meet at PC Bagels in Pinebrook at  9:00 AM.  Bring a light snack for the trail. Dogs are welcome.  Please remember the hiking essentials.  Please contact Jay with any questions at jfrankenfield@icloud.com, or  cell: 435-901-2744.

Saturday, August 9.  Wendy Roberts will lead a moderate hike on Rob’s Trail in Sun Peak and goes along the ridge overlooking  Canyons to the mid-mountain Trail. The hike will be about 4 miles, 800 ft vertical and take 2 hrs. Some people may continue past the stopping point and and turn around when they want. Meet @ The Church behind Park City Nursery @9:00am. Wendy will host an after hike lunch for that day’s hikers only (and provide sandwiches) at her home 1474 Meadows Connection in Silver Springs but please BYOB. Wendys # is 435-640-2712.  Please r.s.v.p to Colbymom@aol.com if you think you’ll come back to Wendy’s house after the hike!

Sunday, August 17.   Lori Tarmey will lead a moderate hike at  Bald Mountain in the Uintas.  The trail gains 1250 ft of elevation in 2 miles and can be completed in about 2 ½ hours.  Dogs are welcomed.  From Kamas follow Highway 150 east for 29 miles to the signed Bald Mountain Trailhead located at mile marker 29.1.  We need to leave early to avoid late afternoon showers in the Uintas, so meet at 8:30 AM at Wasatch Bagels near Park City Market.  Bring a lunch, raingear, and mosquito repellant.  Review the list of six hiking essentials.  Lori’s number is 954-444-9723 Lori’s email is latarmey@comcast.net

 Sunday, August 24.  Chuck Mollard will lead a moderate to strenuous hike to Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  The hike is 6 miles roundtrip, has a 2500 ft elevation gain, and will take about 4 hours.  Since there is considerable vertical, the pace will be moderate.  No dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Bring a lunch which you can enjoy as you overlook Lake Blanche.  Meet at 8:15 AM at Park City Bagel in Pinebrook or at 9:00 AM at the Mill B South Fork trailhead.  Remember the six hiking essentials.  Chuck’s number is 917-881-9022

Sunday, August 31, Jiang Ma will lead a moderate hike from Empire Pass/ Little guardsman Pass along a ridge to the south to the top of Triangle Peak.  The views at the top are great.  The hike will be about 4 mi out and back, have a 1200 ft vertical, and take 2 ½ hrs.  Dogs welcome Bring a snack.  Meet at Wasatch Bagels off Kearns at 9:00 am to car pool or at 9:30 at Empire Pass.  Jiang’s number is 801-915-0487.  Review the list of the Six Hiking Essentials.

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.”

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