hike - big cottonwood -mill creek loop hike

The hike will travel up the Butler Fork East Branch to the Desolation Trail. Then, we will hike on the Desolation trail and go past Dog Lake, the Mill D Y junction, and Desolation Lake to the Wasatch Crest. Next we will stay on the Great Western trail and travel over the "Wasatch Crest" to Upper Mill Creek. We will continue to travel on the Great Western trail to the Little Water trail and then go to Dog Lake. Then we will go back down on the Butler Fork East Branch to the Butler Fork trailhead. I estimate the distance to be around 13 miles. Hopefully the weather and trail conditions will be good. The aspens and other deciduous trees should be displaying the autumn colors. We will depart from the 6200 South Park and Ride meeting site at 8:00 am. The hike will be on maintained trails. Participants will be expected to travel at a moderate pace and stay together as a group. Because of the relative long distance, the hike will take most of the day. Please remember the 10 Es.

Level:MOD+
Miles:13.0
Route:Loop
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:David Andrenyak
Phone:801-582-6106
Date:Sun Oct 5 2014
Meeting Place:6200 South Park & Ride (6500 Wasatch Boulevard)
Meeting Time:7:45 am

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