What we're about
This hiking group is for people to enjoy hiking with friends. We hike in Davis, Weber, SLC and many more Counties. Most hikes will be easy to moderate and range from a 2-8 miles. You are responsible for you own safety. Since this hiking group is for people that enjoy hiking with friends, we are not in a rush to get the hike done but not taking forever either. People hike at different speeds. (costs to join is none, see below)
Often times a difficult hike can be changed into a enjoyable one just by slowing the pace some(but still not take all day). Difficult is defined as around 2000 elevation gain or more over 2.5 miles. Moderate is around 1000 feet in a few miles. The greater the distance, the less incline and easier the hike. The Mueller Park to Elephant Rock hike is and example of a Moderate hike as the altitude gain is 1244 feet in 3.4 miles one way. The Malan's Peak hike is an example of a difficult hike with an altitude gain of around 2000 feet in 2.5 miles one way. Many times, a group will break up into smaller groups with faster and slower paces. Go at your pace. You may also see biking and Kayaking listed. This group is not limited to hiking only.
Who is this group for ? Someone recently asked is it OK to bring his daughter?
This group is for singles, married, singles with children, families with children and all ages. When I joined this group in 2013, it was for everyone and included children on hikes. People have brought their children and hiked with them. I think it is wonderful for parents to hike with their children on Davis County meetup hikes.
Richard started this group in 2008 and has since moved on. He is still and an Event Organizer. Hiking with friends is a good way to become fit and stay healthy. If you would like to organize a specific hike, just ask. If you would like to become an Event Organizer, just ask. Please help make this a great hiking group.
Any fee to join the group? None. As of June 2018, a meetup group cost 90$ for 6 months. I am an Engineer. I do very well. Please, when meetup asks for money, don't give any. I don't need it! Additional hiking cost like entry to Antelope Island are paid for by you and me and are not a meetup cost. This meetup is paid for by me. I want to do it. Please don't donate. Thanks.
We hike more places than Davis County. Below is a link from Davis County on hikes. http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/trails/
Favorite Hiking Books: BEST HIKES Salt Lake City and Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City
By Lori J. Lee (Davis County hiking member)