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Wednesday Night Hike for Beginners! - Lake Solitude (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

  • Jul 24, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Wednesday Night Hike for Beginners! – Lake Solitude (Big Cottonwood Canyon)

After several of you talking to me about the possibility of easier hikes, I’ve added the new Wednesday night beginner hiking series. This is going to be a beginner hike designed to prepare you for the longer Monday night hikes and hiking in general.

Directions to Meetup: We will meet at the park and ride located at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon @ 7200 S and Wasatch Blvd and car to the trailhead.

Directions to trailhead: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd) to Brighton about 14.2 miles up the canyon to the Silver Lake Visitor's Center. We will park at the Silver Lake Information Center or across the street at the Brighton Store.

Lake Solitude Trail: The trail is 3.5 miles round trip with 500’ of elevation gain.  We will begin at Silver Lake on the Interpretive Trail surrounded by wetlands and soon enter a wooded area which we will hike through to reach Lake Solitude.

Dogs: Are not allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Moose: Be cautious in this area. Do not approach any moose you encounter on or near trails. Moose may seem calm and tame, but they are not! Moose are wild and unpredictable.

Please review the moose safety tips on the below link.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/moose.html

Be prepared: Be sure to carry plenty of water. Additionally please be prepared for the hike, the below link is a good resource for beginners to review before hiking.

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html

After the hike: There will be the option of heading down to the Canyon Inn to socialize by the fire. The Canyon Inn is a bar but there is great pizza and everyone is welcome!

The Canyon Inn is located at 3700 Fort Union Blvd across Wasatch Blvd from the park and ride.

 

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  • Christian

    I'm very happy I had the opportunity to go on this. I had a great time. I want to thank Rob, Paul, Catherine, Cynthia, Jodi and Laurie (Lori, Lorry-spelling??????) For joining me in seeing the other side of the hill. Of course, thank you Bryant for putting it together.

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Christian. The hill was challenging but worth it.

      July 25, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Totally and YES I am so glad we climbed that monstrous hill :)

      July 25, 2013

  • Rob

    Terrific!

    July 25, 2013

  • Kimberly Shorter K.

    On our way

    July 24, 2013

  • Bryant S.

    I am at the park and ride -[masked]

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from and returning to the downtown SLC area that I could hitch a ride from?

    July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be passing through there (I'm from Davis County). Let me know.

      July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Jodi!

      July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meet up. I retired from triathlons a couple years ago now need to get back in shape and try to find my mojo again.

    July 24, 2013

  • Janice

    Anyone bringing kids? If yes, join me and my 10 year old for some ice cream after the hike

    July 21, 2013

    • Bryant S.

      We should bring ice cream on the hike!!!!

      July 23, 2013

    • Bryant S.

      On another slightly related subject, I learned last night that sliding down hills on blocks of ice is apparently a popular summer activity in Utah.

      4 · July 23, 2013

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