3rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Snow Shoe Hike Up Mill Creek-Dog Friendly

Please Please Please Bring: A Canned Good OR/AND Blankets or Coats Not Being Used For The Homeless Shelter. They lost their grant to take care of these items this month so if we could help that would be great! A Rep will meet us at carpool to take items to the shelter Thanksgiving morning.

Ill be handing out Thanksgiving surprises to all who show. Please change your RSVP if you can't make it. I would really appreciate it.

At the request of some people in the hiking group I have cross posted this meetup..

Missed this hike last year but hopefully we will have enough snow to actually snow shoe in Mill Creek this year on Turkey Day! If by some chance we do not have enough snow we will pick a different location.

It is a great way to start your holiday and get a great work out in before eating all those delicious calories -both years we did this hike we ended up having a beautiful day with lots of fun and tons of great pictures of our snowy trails all along the way...if you are up for it join us for one of the first snow shoe hikes of the year--this will be cross posted with Adventure Seekers of Salt Lake City.

Snow shoes can be rented for approx $12.00 to $15.00 at See and Ski on Fort Union or at REI .Mention the meetup group for the rate....

 

Details of the Hike:

Dog Friendly--but even numbered days are leash days in Millcreek--FYI

We will carpool to the end of the main road which gets gated for the winter.

We will hike up to Elbow Fork Trail head(this is a road turned into cross-country/dog walking trail)Approx 1.5 miles one way..slight grade up all the way, making this about 3.0 miles round trip.

Bring a camel-back and bottled water if it is in the single digits as the camel back tubes froze last year.

Snacks are recommended...but not necessary.

Bring your camera--we took some breathtaking pictures last year...

This is not a hard hike/walk, but will get you used to snowshoes, and also burn  burn some serious calories.


 

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  • Dawn

    In spite of the snow we had a great time-and this was a perfect warm up to the hikes to come this winter..at some point I am sure the snow will come ..:)

    November 30, 2013

  • Linda (Madam H.

    I forgot the name of the person who borrowed my Yak Traks. Can you let me know so that I can get them from you? Thank you.

    November 28, 2013

    • Linda (Madam H.

      Oh, Yay! Do you live in the area? I will get them from you. For now, I'm glad to know I can get them :-)

      1 · November 29, 2013

    • Dawn

      Give me a call and we can coordinate--I live in Holladay

      1 · November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dawn thank you for organizing, it was such a nice way to start the holiday.

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Travis B.

    Thanks for organizing this. Was good to meet you guys.

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Karen T =.

    Sorry to bail, glad you got my text. I hope you guys have a blast and will catch you next time. Need to sweat this scratchy throat out in yoga :) Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!

    November 28, 2013

  • JAMES L.

    where is everybody this morning

    November 28, 2013

  • Dawn

    If you do not have microspikes it is still okay to hike

    2 · November 28, 2013

  • JAMES L.

    are using snow shoes or not?

    November 27, 2013

    • Dawn

      Microspikes

      November 28, 2013

  • Dawn

    Okay gang I just checked on the trail up in Millcreek and indeed there is snow but it is only about an inch on the trail and packed down. Microspikes would be the best --I can't change it to BCC or LCC because the Wasatch Forest Service has restrictions on numbers of people, however, If we split up into two groups we could do the Spruces to Dog Lake which would be a snow shoe or spike hike as well--please respond with your requests on this one so I can make the necessary changes.

    November 26, 2013

    • Linda (Madam H.

      I'm not sure which, but would prefer micro spike hiking.

      1 · November 27, 2013

    • Dawn

      Microspikes it is

      November 28, 2013

  • Kim

    Sorry to cancel last minute. I was really looking forward to this. I hope to make the next one. I've only used my snowshoes once!

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Shannon R.

    Looks like I'm more involved in Turkey Day prep than I planned to be :( If anyone wants to snowshoe Fri-Sun, let me know!

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plans have changed so I won't be going. Hope to make the next snowshoe hike!

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Dawn

    We will be staying at the Millcteek Trail to keep it simple. I will be hosting many snow shoes this season so perhaps this can be looked at as a meet and greet with a nice hike for the dogs .

    2 · November 27, 2013

    • RogerH

      Sounds great! My Aussie told me it's time for some social interaction, there's plenty of time later this winter for the hard workouts :-)

      1 · November 27, 2013

  • Michelle

    Have fun! It sounds fabulous. I was going to come till I realized that I don't have any warm boots to hike in. I will have to catch up with ya'll on a winter hike when I have the right cold weather gear.

    November 27, 2013

  • Dawn

    See everyone tomorrow --my number is[masked] if you have any questions what so ever..:) Please change your RSVP if you are unable to attend. Thank You-

    November 27, 2013

  • Alisha Koplin M.

    I wish I could make it! Hope you all have fun!

    November 27, 2013

  • Jackie

    Im looking forward to it, seeing everyone and meeting new people!

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • Dawn

    I'll be posting last minute details before the weekend is out.

    November 23, 2013

  • Michelle

    Looks like a lot of fun and a great way to start out Thanksgiving. How hard is it to use snowshoes if you have before?

    November 3, 2013

    • Erika K.

      Think of them like 5lbs of weight on your feet while wearing them and you have to pick up your feet higher than normal. It is a great cardio workout and totally doable. This was the first hike I ever tried snowshoes on and it was a blast! I also recommend bringing micro-spikes or yaktraxs in case you get tired of the snowshoes. I'm guessing the trail will be firm and not powdery.

      November 20, 2013

  • Dawn

    You can rent from REI or on this day you can get snow shoes right from the Nordic Center, or See and Ski on Fort Union rents them also.

    November 18, 2013

  • Karla Reyes C.

    how many miles is this trail? is it hard? I am a beginner hiker. I would love to join to you guys and have some fun for Turkey's day!!

    November 12, 2013

    • Dawn

      It is just over 3 miles round trip--it is 1.5 miles to Elbow Fork where you can turn around or continue--your choice--this is the easiest snow shoe we will do all season. A perfect choice for beginners.

      November 17, 2013

  • Dawn

    If you are signed up on this site there is no need to sign up on the Adventure Seekers Site--just so everyone knows..:)

    2 · November 4, 2013

  • Dawn

    Not hard at all just like walking with bigger shoes.

    November 3, 2013

  • Jola

    If i am in town

    1 · November 2, 2013

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