12 Essentials to carry when Hiking or Snowshoeing:
These items are not all required to have before you can hike with us BUT in order to be fully prepared, get in the habit of carrying these items with you since you never know when they may be needed to help you or someone else in need.
- Water - Essential!!!
- 2 Way Radio/Walkie Talkie
- Extra Food
- Layer up w/ extra Clothing/Insulation
- Rain/Wind Protection
- Sun Protection (Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, lip balm)
- Flashlight w/ spare batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Emergency Kit (Whistle, matches or small lighter, candle or
fire starter tabs, lightweight reflective emergency bag or space
blanket, pocket knife)
- When hiking with us, my cell phone number is 801-278-5313. This is for last minute phone calls while we are in the valley. Don't depend on a cell phone in the canyons since they may not get reception.
A few of my favorite Snowshoeing trails
Snowshoeing is a great aerobic workout. You are actually quite warm, even though you spend all your time in the snow! Within 15 minutes or so of starting out snowshoeing, we find ourselves peeling off clothing, due to so much body heat, even in 5 degrees above 0 Fahrenheit!
Red Canyon, near Bryce Canyon National Park
Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
Millcreek Canyon near Elbow Fork
Sheep Trail, near Mountain Dell Golf Course, Parleys Canyon
Spruces, Big Cottonwood Canyon
Neff's Canyon, Olympus Cove area
Snake Creek Ridge, top of Brighton Ski Resort, looking down into the Heber valley
Porter Fork, Millcreek Canyon
Pacific Highway, top of Crest Lift, Brighton Ski Resort
Jordan Pines, Big Cottonwood Canyon
Between Jordan Pines and Spruces, Big Cottonwood Canyon
Historic Mormon Trail, near Little Dell Reservoir