• Killyons Canyon Easy Hike

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    I'm leading an easy hike in Killyons Canyon. It's about 4 miles out and back and there should be lots of wild flowers blooming. We'll meet at the parking lot on the south side of Emigration Canyon Rd just past the zoo at 6:30 and carpool to the trailhead. Map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Salt+Lake+City,+Utah+84108/@40.7501448,-111.8105307,256m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x87525e2aaa37115b:0x16c8fd9bd62976fe!2m2!1d-111.8069267!2d40.7498085!3e0) Coordinates:[masked], [masked] Trail details: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/utah/killyons-canyon-left-fork See you there!

  • Friday Night Sunset Hike to The Living Room! Plus dinner after!

    Natural History Museum of Utah

    We will be hiking up to the Living Room and watching the sunset (or the city lights depending on the season). This is one of our most popular hikes and we will be leading it year-round. We will be hiking roughly 2.6 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 980'. Route selection is up to the event host and may vary based on conditions and the perceived skill level of the group. While this is generally not considered to be a beginner hike, we do our best to make this hike as accessible as possible to everyone. We strongly believe that helping others is an important part of what we do. We typically have lots of our regular hikers on this hike and this allows us to lead the hike from the back of the group. When possible the leader of this hike will let the regulars in the group lead the way and stay in the back to make sure that everyone gets to go at a comfortable place and to make sure that we leave no one behind. We ask that you bring a headlamp with you year-round. In fall, winter and spring headlamps are required. We will generally have headlamps available to loan out, however due to the cost associated with purchasing/replacing headlamps and keeping them maintained with fresh batteries we will be asking for a donation of $5 if you need to borrow one. We may also have new headlamps available for purchase. We will be asking for a $15 donation to the group for these. PayPal: www.paypal.me/utahoutdoors Venmo: @UtahOutdoors Where to find us?: Please meet us by the stairs at the southeast corner of the parking lot at the start time listed on the event. Generally speaking we will begin the hike 15 minutes after the posted start time, however if it is cold or the weather is bad we may opt to leave promptly at the listed time. After the hike the group will go out for dinner, generally we go to Desert Edge in Trolly Square (kids welcome). Your event host for this event is typically Bryant Shoblom, if you ever have any concerns or questions feel free to reach out to him. He can be emailed at [masked] or found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shoblom You can find Utah Outdoors on Facebook at: Hiking Salt Lake: www.facebook.com/groups/Hikingsaltlakecity Women Hikers: www.facebook.com/groups/UtahOutdoors.Women/ Winter: Micro spikes are highly suggested as the trail will most likely be very icy in the gullys, we will do our best to avoid the ice but we cannot always do this. Summer: Please bring plenty of water. This is a low elevation hike with little cover and the trail can be hot. We do however find that once we have hiked to the Ridgeline, there is usually a nice comfortable breeze that makes the hike enjoyable. Dogs: It is okay to bring your dogs on this hike, however we strongly recommend rattlesnake avoidance training if you bring your dog in the summer. Parking at the Natural History Museum: We talked to Abby Curran with the Natural History Museum on 10/19/2018 and we re-confirmed with them that it is okay for us to use their parking lot after 5pm when they don't have events going. We also confirmed that it is okay for us to meet at the stairs even when they have an event going on. If you show up for the hike and it is on a night when they have an event going on please park along Colorow Road and walk to the stairs, we will allow 5-10 extra minutes when this happens. Bad Weather: Generally we will still hike (except for lightning). However, if the majority of those present decide that they would rather skip the hike and go straight to dinner, we will follow the majority's decision. It is worth noting that in our experience, the weather at the location of the hike is generally better than predicted during the time period of our hike. We also reserve the option to opt for a shorter version of the hike depending on conditions (to avoid mud/ice etc) or based on the preparedness of those that show up (for example if micro spikes are needed but no one brought them.) Meet here: https://goo.gl/maps/TvKJa7n5pUC2

  • Friday Night Unwind: Food and Drinks

    Proper Brewing Co.

    Let's meetup for drinks, food and good conversation! Keep sending me ideas of where you want to go - we will explore the options a couple times each month. Check Utah Beer Drinkers if this event is full as I post there as well.

  • Bike Ride: Farmer's Market

    Arrowhead Park

    This fun social ride is into town to enjoy the Farmer’s Market at Pioneer Park. This open-air bazaar features a multitude of produce, arts, crafts and food vendors – and presents a fun kaleidoscope of Salt Lake City. Ride agenda is to spin into town on the Jordan River Parkway’s paved bike path and then return the same way or on public roads. Group choice. The Bicycle Collective, a local nonprofit, typically provides valet parking for bicyclists at Pioneer Park, so everyone is encouraged to bring a couple of bucks ($) as a donation for their services. Our itinerary is to stroll around the market and socialize, maybe grab something to eat, and then bicycle back to Murray. Along the way we will visit the International Peace Gardens, a beautiful space which is the outgrowth of a citizenship project to promote peace and understanding between nations. This ride is a virtually flat 22-mile event. Please ensure your bike is correctly adjusted and safe to operate. Everyone needs to bring basic tire repair tools and wear a helmet. Meet Elliott in Murray at Arrowhead Trailhead, 4800 South 550 West by the Jordan River, on the north side of the road at 9:00am ready to ride.

  • Tidy Trails: Cecret Lake Hike/Cleanup

    Cecret Lake (Alta)

    Make sure to join us this Sunday to receive a FREE gift from Green Ladybug! Also to enjoy this short 1.7 mile hike that features a beautiful lake while caring for our planet! Bags will be provided but bring gloves if you have some. See you there 🌱🐞

  • Kayak & Canoe: Pioneer Crossing

    Redwood Trailhead Park

    This 4.7-mile water trail event showcases a very pretty section of the Jordan River situated mid valley in Taylorsville, South Salt Lake and West Valley City. It is thru this area that early Mormon Pioneers in 1847 are reported to have made their first crossing of the Jordan River -- so in conjunction with Days of '47 festivities we're navigating this stretch of river this week. This stretch of the water trail has dense vegetation lining both banks making it very scenic. Along the way we’ll paddle past the confluence of Big Cottonwood and Mill Creek and navigate under West Valley City’s nifty suspension bridge. The largest island on the Jordan River is in this section. Much of this area was recently designated as a special recreation area by the Utah State Legislature. The Jordan River through this area is a flat water river, and the part we’ll be floating is predominately smooth flowing; anticipated navigation challenges include overhanging branches, a few rocky spots, some shallow areas, minor river debris, and some islands to navigate around. Our itinerary is to put-in at Freedom Shrine on 4500 South in Taylorsville and take-out at Redwood Trailhead Park in West Valley at approximately 2300 South. No portage will be necessary, but a vehicle shuttle will be required. Meet Elliott at Redwood Trailhead Park located at the east end of Cesar Chavez Drive (2320 South) in West Valley City at 9:00am. Please check your equipment for serviceability and to ensure your boat is free of aquatic nuisance/invasive species. Everyone needs to wear a PFD for this event. This activity is appropriate for boating enthusiasts who can supply their own equipment, and who can safely maneuver their boat in current to avoid river obstacles. Boaters are responsible for their safety on the water. Directions: Redwood Park can only be accessed coming from the west, so drive Redwood Road to 2320 South and turn east. This is Cesar Chavez Drive. (There is a 7-Eleven on the southeast corner of this intersection.) Drive east approximately one mile and look for Redwood Trailhead Park on the right side of the road at about 1025 West. Redwood Trailhead Park is our take-out location, from which we will organize a vehicle shuttle (6.2-miles) to the put-in at Freedom Shrine in Taylorsville. The entry gate to Freedom Shrine has been closed in the past – so we carry boats in from the street (about 100 yards). Bring wheels if you have them.

  • Yoga on the Island at Liberty Park

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    Class Schedule: Sundays – 9:30 AM Where: Gazebo on the Island at Liberty Park 700E 1300 S Salt Lake City, UT Summer time! One of the best times of the year to get back outside to do yoga!!! Come get your YOGA on!!! The style of yoga is restorative. The class is open to all levels. Bring a yoga mat, a towel or blanket for cushion for knee support, and water. The classes are by donations. Suggested monetary donation per class is $7. Donations go 100% to the Homeless Services of the Catholic Community Services. We will also accept UNUSED travel toiletries and used adult clothing. We will be transparent every week and every end of the month, we will make the donations/drop-off to CCS. Donations can be made in cash or through https://www.squareup.com/store/omteachingjourney See you!!!

  • Yoga on the Island at Liberty Park

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    Class Schedule: Sundays – 9:30 AM Where: Gazebo on the Island at Liberty Park 700E 1300 S Salt Lake City, UT Summer time! One of the best times of the year to get back outside to do yoga!!! Come get your YOGA on!!! The style of yoga is restorative. The class is open to all levels. Bring a yoga mat, a towel or blanket for cushion for knee support, and water. The classes are by donations. Suggested monetary donation per class is $7. Donations go 100% to the Homeless Services of the Catholic Community Services. We will also accept UNUSED travel toiletries and used adult clothing. We will be transparent every week and every end of the month, we will make the donations/drop-off to CCS. Donations can be made in cash or through https://www.squareup.com/store/omteachingjourney See you!!!

  • Monday Night Beginner Hikes: Brighton Lakes

    Brighton Resort base of Millie

    Our beginner hikes are intended to help bring people together who share our interest in the outdoors. It is our intent to create a series of hikes that will help those interested in hiking and outdoor exploration begin the process of working up to bigger adventures. We define beginner hikes as hikes where we take an appropriate pace and rest stops as needed to allow everyone to complete the hike who wants to. Whenever possible we try to lead from the back of the group to make sure everyone completes the hike and no one is left behind. These hikes will be on trails of varying difficulty, some of these trails may be considered more moderate than beginner. After the hike it is our tradition to go out for dinner or drinks, but this is optional and up to the event host and those attending the hike. Headlamps: We ask that you bring a headlamp with you year-round. In fall, winter and spring headlamps are required. We will generally have a few headlamps available to loan out, however due to the cost associated with purchasing/replacing headlamps and keeping them maintained with fresh batteries we will be asking for a donation of $5 if you need to borrow one. We may also have new headlamps available for purchase. We will be asking for a $15 donation to the group for these. PayPal: www.paypal.me/utahoutdoors Venmo: @UtahOutdoors Your event host for this event is typically Bryant Shoblom, if you ever have any concerns or questions feel free to reach out to him. He can be emailed at [masked] or found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shoblom You can find Utah Outdoors on Facebook at: Hiking Salt Lake: www.facebook.com/groups/Hikingsaltlakecity Women Hikers: www.facebook.com/groups/UtahOutdoors.Women/ Winter: Micro spikes are highly suggested as the trails will most likely be very icy. Dogs: It is okay to bring your dogs on our hikes when we are hiking where they are allowed. Bad Weather: Generally we will still hike (except for lightning). However, if the majority of those present decide that they would rather skip the hike and go straight to dinner, we will follow the majority's decision. It is worth noting that in our experience, the weather at the location of the hike is generally better than predicted during the time period of our hike. We also reserve the option to opt for a shorter version of the hike depending on conditions (to avoid mud/ice etc) or based on the preparedness of those that show up. Start time: We start our hikes 15 minutes after the posted start time. If less that 10 RSVP will may start on time unless you notify us that you are on the way.

  • Jackson Hole Summer Camping/Hiking Trip (Planning meeting)

    Hi Utah Outdoors, Let's plan a weekend camping trip to Jackson Hole / Grand Teton National Park Today would be a planning trip if you are interested in coming - we can discuss carpooling, hikes and any ideas. We will meet for 60 minutes and run through the basic agenda of leaving on Friday for two nights of fun in Wyoming. The Weekend Dates of the Trip are : Friday, August 9, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019. This music festival will be happening and part of my plan. Attendance to this is not necessary, you are welcome to go hike (or anything) if you do not wish to listen to music. I will hike and listen to music. Please post any question below, hope to see you there! Bridget