day hike day's fork to ridgeline, return via silver fork pass into day's fork - August 14, 2010
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|Date:||Sat Aug 14 2010|
|Meeting Place:||Big Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride|
|Meeting Time:||8:00 am|
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