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Monday Night Group Hiking: Cecret Lake

These Monday night hikes are for people of all different hiking levels to get together and enjoy each other’s company.

This week’s hike will be to Cecret Lake, a small tarn that is set in a glacial depression beneath Sugarloaf Peak and the Devil's Castle cliff face.  Cecret Lake at 9,890’ of above sea level, serves as the headwaters for Little Cottonwood Creek. It is an easy hike through meadows that contain over 120 different species of wildflowers.  We may see moose in lower meadows, with ground squirrels and marmots being common near the lake.

The trail is 1.5 miles round trip with 458 feet of elevation gain. Please consider bringing a headlamp or flashlight as we may be coming back in the dark as the days get shorter.

Directions to Meetup: We will meet at the park and ride located at 4323 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road in Sandy, UT 84092 and carpool to the trailhead.  From Salt Lake City, go south on I-15.  Take exit 295 and turn left onto 9000 S and
head 7.2 miles east to the park and ride.

Directions to trailhead: From the park and ride go left onto Little Cottonwood Canyon Road for about 10.9 miles to Albion Basin Campground. The trailhead is located on the west side of the campground at trailhead sign. There is very limited parking here, so we have placed a limit on our RSVPs.

Dogs: Are not allowed in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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. The easiest way to get there is to head west on Little Cottonwood Canyon Road from the parking lot, the road will turn into S  Wasatch Blvd, in 3.9 miles left onto Fort Union Blvd and the Canyon Inn will immediately be on your left.

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  • Eve

    Stunning photographs!!

    August 10, 2014

  • Megg M.

    Incredible flower carpets of blooming wildflowers. Just beautiful.

    July 22, 2014

  • Rick

    Excellent!

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Rhonda H.

    Sorry to cancel. Work late.

    July 21, 2014

    • David A.

      I'm out too... sorry!

      July 21, 2014

  • Greg G.

    Moving to desolation lake overview more difficult hike. One of my favorite views of the Canyons Ski area.

    1 · July 15, 2014

    • Megg M.

      hey Greg, same location to meet? Little Cottonwood Canyon parking lot; the one on the right at the light there?

      July 21, 2014

  • Eve

    Can't wait!
    I love this hike!

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Moriarty

    Yep flowers should be going off!!!

    July 15, 2014

  • Bryant S.

    This will be an awesome hike! Flowers were incredibly beautiful in Albion Basin on Saturday, but far from peak, by this hike they should be much closer to the peak bloom period!

    1 · July 14, 2014

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