What we're about

https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org is the official website for the WMC. Use it to become a member of the WMC. The WMC uses this meetup.com group to help make meetup.com members aware of a few selected WMC activities. To see this month's activities visit the WMC Activity Calendar (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/calendar). Additionally some WMC members use this group on meetup.com for event participation management (the "going" list, the "waitlist", the "Not Going" list, ...) and for event communications (comments, updates, changes, ...).

The WMC is for individuals interested in safely participating in outdoor activities, wilderness preservation across the Wasatch Mountains and beyond, and socializing with other like minded individuals. It was incorporated in 1920 and is now 100 years old!

***NOTE: RSVP spots for our meetup.com events may not reflect the actual number of attendees. The WMC invites members of the meetup.com group to join WMC members for a small sampling of our activities. The limited spots listed allow for a balance of WMC members and meetup.com members at activities. Additionally, we keep our group sizes so we can properly manage them and sometimes for wilderness limits. Unless otherwise noted in activities, participants should be 18+ years old.

The Wasatch Mountain Club is an outdoor recreation club for adults whose activities include:

• hiking, backpacking and camping (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/hiking),

• kayaking, canoeing and rafting (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/rafting),

• mountain and road biking (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/road-biking),

• rock and ice climbing, canyoneering and mountaineering (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/climbing),

• snowshoeing (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/snowshoeing),

• backcountry skiing (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/backcountry-skiing),

• social/entertainment activities/programs (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/socializing),

• conservation pursuits and community service (https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/conservation-pursuits).

Upcoming events (2)

Benson Creek in JANUARY!!

Needs a location

Prepare for a nice hike that will get your heart rate up. I'm going to recommend snow shoes this year. Gators as well. Last year we post-holed our way up and left the snow shoes in the truck. The falls are usually, and expected to be, frozen but sometimes you get some spray. Also, WE WILL BE ON ICE! BRING SOME TYPE OF FOOTWEAR SUCH AS SNOW SPIKES, YAKTRAX, ETC. CRAMPONS WOULD BE A LITTLE OVERBOARD.

Meet at the TH at 8 AM sharp!

If there is enough interest we could make the lap again on Sunday. Leave a message here or DM me with your Sunday interest.

Weather in the area looks favorable at the moment. Beta is easily found at the usual places.

https://www.roadtripryan.com/go/t/utah/zion/benson-creek

PLEASE BE AS PUNCTUAL AS POSSIBLE

What to bring: the gear you typically run canyons with with clothing to stay warm. Perhaps some rain pants and rain coat. You may sweat on the way up so a change of your base layer will be valuable.

Rule #1 for free events....DON'T CANCEL!

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: NO PERMIT REQUIRED AND PLENTY OF ROOM. Parking lot is directly off of the pavement and the road is plowed.

What to bring:

• Harness- (Canyoneering style preferred as it has a horizontal tie-in as opposed to a regular climbing harness)

• Climbing Helmet

• Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. (No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s.)

• 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred)

• Water, food and snacks for the day

• REQUIRED- A personal anchor system, safety tether, ect.

• Dress appropriately for anticipated weather (long sleeve shirt/pants, closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for each day).

• No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the meetup group and sign up using their own account.

• If there is inclement weather we will try other options.

• Restrooms WILL NOT be available. Bring a WAG bag, etc.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Dicks' Canyon

Needs a location

Prepare for a nice hike that will get your heart rate up. The snow will be minimal if nonexistent. I haven't run it this time of year but it is near Leeds, UT, so the weather should be decent. My memory says it has 5 raps and the longest is just over 200'.

Meet at the TH at 9 AM sharp!

Weather in the area looks favorable at the moment but could always change.

PLEASE BE AS PUNCTUAL AS POSSIBLE

What to bring: the gear you typically run canyons with with clothing to stay warm. You may sweat on the way up so a change of your base layer will be valuable.

Rule #1 for free events....DON'T CANCEL!

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:

What to bring:

• Ropes

• Harness- (Canyoneering style preferred as it has a horizontal tie-in as opposed to a regular climbing harness)

• Climbing Helmet

• Rappel Device (Totem, ATS, Pirana, CRITR2, SQWUREL) or similar device preferred. (No ATCs or similar tube-type device or Figure 8s.)

• 3-4 Locking Screw-Gate Carabiners (HMS, pear-shape preferred)

• Water, food and snacks for the day

• REQUIRED- A personal anchor system, safety tether, ect.

• Dress appropriately for anticipated weather (long sleeve shirt/pants, closed toe shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, windbreaker/jacket, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for each day).

• No +1 RSVPs. If you know someone who would like to attend, please have them join the meetup group and sign up using their own account.

• If there is inclement weather we will try other options.

• Restrooms WILL NOT be available. Bring a WAG bag, etc.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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