day hike: yellow fork canyon loop - April 13, 2014

This Oquirrh Mountain adventure is fun loop in the southwest corner of Salt Lake Valley. Starting from the end of the pavement up Rose Canyon, we'll hike a 6.5 mile clockwise loop sandwiched between Camp Williams and Rio Tinto. We'll trek through groves of overhanging trees, mosey adjacent to flowing streams, scamper through wild turkey habitat, and enjoy unique vistas of the Salt Lake Valley, the Wasatch Front, and the Oquirrh Mountains. Along the way we'll gain approximately 1600 feet before looping back to the trailhead. This early season adventure may include some icy-snow packed sections, so everyone is encouraged to judge the weather and come prepared with shoes or micro spikes (or similar), if necessary. Meet Elliott (801-969-2846) at the Yellow Fork Canyon trailhead at the end of the pavement in Rose Canyon at 9:15AM, or at Taylorsville Recreation Center, 4948 South 2700 West, at 8:30am to carpool/caravan to Rose Canyon.

Organizer:Elliott Mott
Date:Sun Apr 13 2014
Meeting Place:Yellow Fork Canyon Trailhead
Meeting Time:9:15 am
Carpool Place:Taylorsville Recreation Center, 4948 South 2700 West, Taylorsville
Carpool Time:8:30 am

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