What we're about

This group is for individuals interested in outdoor activities and wilderness preservation across the Wasatch Mountains and beyond. The activities on this group provide non-club members access to a small selection of the numerous activities that the Wasatch Mountain Club offers. This sampling allows participants the opportunity to explore if they want to officially join the Wasatch Mountain Club to receive the paid full membership benefits.

***NOTE: RSVP spots for our Meetups don't reflect the actual number of attendees. The Wasatch Mountain Club invites Meetup members to join our club members for a small sampling of our activities. The limited spots allow for a balance of Meetup members and WMC members at activities. Additionally, we keep our group sizes to a minimum for wilderness safety. Unless otherwise noted in activities, participants should be 18+ years old.

Wasatch Mountain Club Website (https://wasatchmountainclub.org)

The Wasatch Mountain Club was incorporated in 1920 by an informally organized group that had been hiking together for several years. The original Club charter listed the purpose as to promote the physical and spiritual well being of its members and others by outdoor activities;to unite the energy, interests and knowledge of students, explorers and lovers of the mountains, deserts and rivers of Utah; to collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains in behalf of science, literature and art; to explore and picture the scenic wonders of this and surrounding states; to foster awareness of scenic beauties; and to encourage preservation of our natural areas including their plant, animal and bird life.

The Wasatch Mountain Club is an outdoor recreation club for adults. Club activities include hiking, backpacking and camping (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Hike),flat and whitewater kayaking, canoeing and rafting (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Boat),mountain and road biking (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Bike),rock and ice climbing, canyoneering and mountaineering (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Climb),snowshoeing (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Snowshoe),Nordic & alpine backcountry skiing (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Ski),social/entertainment activities/programs (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Social), community service and conservation pursuits (http://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php?dir=Conservation).

Upcoming events (1)

2019 Moab Canyoneering Rendezvous

Slickrock campground

Please make sure your notifications are on for this group so you stay current on all info. This event is mostly a notification. Only RSVP's are available at this time. I would appreciate some volunteers for organizing and leading trips. They will have first priority to RSVP! There will be leaders for the canyons. Paying for camping and food will be on your own. Depending on the RSVP's we may plan a potluck. Shane Wallace will personally cook a Swedish Crepe breakfast one of the mornings. There are showers at the campground. You can stay in a tent or RV as needed. As last year, you are responsible for all food, camping gear, fees and canyoneering gear. RV sites were $72 per night. There was a special on tent sites at $20 per night, down from $36 per night. I hope to get the group site this year. I will confirm prices soon. I hope to have an even bigger tent than last year for meeting in throughout the day. All money goes to the WMC. You must be a member of the WMC. Membership is required. You can go here to become a member: https://wasatchmountainclub.org/admin/menu.php The Thursday start time implies that you should arrive Thurday night if you want to run a canyon on Friday. You can arrive and leave as needed. There will be canyons to descend Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday canyons will be short canyons so people can get on the road. At the latest, you should be ready to leave camp by 8:00 am each morning prepared as needed for the canyon you will descend that day. Some departure times will be earlier. Each member will sign up for canyons the night before or early in the morning before the group leaves. There will be a location where those sign up sheets will be made available. You can coordinate with the people in this group and arrange carpools, camping arrangements, among other things. If anyone wants to organize a potluck let me know ASAP. Don't be deceived by the length of the canyon. Some locations will require shuttles or drives that will make many canyons a full day. Canyons that may be on the list include: Big Horn Canyon 3A 3-5 hours Cameltoe Canyon 3B 3-5 Hours Cluster Canyon (aka Entrajo) 3B 2-4 Hours Dragonfly Canyon 3B 3-5 Hours Elephant Butte A little lower 5th class climbing 3-5 Hours Granary Canyon 3A 5-8 Hours Lockjaw Canyon 3A 3-5 hours Lost and Found Canyon 3A 4-6 Hours Medieval Chamber 3A 2-4 Hours MMI Canyon 3A 4-6 Hours Moonflower Canyon 3A 2-4 hours (3 miles) Not Tierdrop Canyon 3A 2-4 Hours Pleiades Canyon 3C 2-4 Hours Pool Arch Canyon 3B 3-5 hours Professor Creek 3B 6-8 Hours Repeater Jr Canyon 3A 1-2 hours Sunseed Canyon 3A 4-6 hours Tierdrop Canyon 3A 2-4 Hours U-Turn Canyon 3A 2-4 Hours Winter Camp Wash 3A 1-2 hours Fiery Furnace Granary Modified BONUS: FRIDAY there will be a full day of training for anyone that wants to learn the basics of canyoneering and then put it to use Saturday and Sunday, under the supervision of a leader of course. I need to know if anyone is interested prior to the event.

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