Jul 26, 2011 · 5:30 PM
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We will meet at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon at 5:30 and car pool up to Brighton. We will park/meet at the Gardiner Cabin in Brigthon (directions below). We will start from the cabin, skirt Silver Lake and take the trail up to Solitude Lake, then up & over the saddle between Solitude and Brighton, descending down to Twin Lakes and finally back to Silver Lake. This is about a 3 mile hike with about 1400' vertical gain. It is still possible that we will encounter some snow in places. It will probably take about 2 hours to hike. We would like to start hiking by 6:30 PM so that we finish before it's too dark.
- a favorite side dish or treat and BYOB. We will socialize at the cabin after the hike.
- a light jacket - it cools down after the sun sets behind the mtns.
- insect repellent
- hydration (if you want)
- a flashlight or hiking light just in case
[The Gardiner cabin is located in the Brighton loop. Drive past the parking for Brigthon and the base of the Great Western Lift (last lift as you start to head back north). About 150 yds from the base of the Great Western Lift, the driveway to the cabin is to the left. The cabin is in off the road about 150 yds. The cabin has large windows facing south and a large deck. Call me at[masked] if you get lost.]