snowshoe -west uintas
This trip will avoid the frenzy of traveling up the Salt Lake County Cottonwood Canyons during the busy holiday season. The West Uintas will feature beautiful forest scenery and great views of the Uintas as well as the Wasatch range out to the west. The exact tour will be dependent on the conditions and group interest. I would expect this will be at least 5-6 miles round trip and an elevation gain around 1500 feet. Examples of the trails include Mine Trail, Norway Flats, and Yellow Pine. It is possible that the snow pack will be thin so that travel on traction devices such as microspikes will be appropriate. Because of a longer drive, the trip will take most of the day. I hope that we will be back to the Salt Lake Valley by 5:00 PM. There is a fee of $6.00 for parking at trailheads along the Mirror Lake Highway. Federal Interagency passes such as the America the Beautiful Pass and Senior Pass are honored at the Mirror Lake Highway. Non drivers should contribute to the travel expenses. Please remember the 10 essentials and snow safety equipment. Also, note the non-ordinary meeting place. Plan for a 8:15 am departure from meeting place.
|Date:||Sat Dec 23 2017|
|Meeting Place:||Dilworth School- 1953 East 2100 South , Salt Lake City The parking area immediately south of the school building (Park and Ride Lot).|
|Meeting Time:||8:00 am|
This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club