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We will be hiking up to the Living Room and watching the sunset (or the city lights depending on the season). This is one of our most popular hikes and we will be leading it year-round. We will be hiking roughly 2.6 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 980′. Route selection is up to the event host and may vary based on conditions and the perceived skill level of the group.
While this is generally not considered to be a beginner hike, we do our best to make this hike as accessible as possible to everyone. We strongly believe that helping others is an important part of what we do. We typically have lots of our regular hikers on this hike and this allows us to lead the hike from the back of the group. When possible the leader of this hike will let the regulars in the group lead the way and stay in the back to make sure that everyone gets to go at a comfortable place and to make sure that we leave no one behind.
We ask that you bring a headlamp with you year-round. In fall, winter and spring headlamps are required.
We will generally have headlamps available to loan out, however due to the cost associated with purchasing/replacing headlamps and keeping them maintained with fresh batteries we will be asking for a donation of $5 if you need to borrow one.
We may also have new headlamps available for purchase. We will be asking for a $15 donation to the group for these.
Where to find us?: Please meet us by the stairs at the southeast corner of the parking lot at the start time listed on the event. Generally speaking we will begin the hike 15 minutes after the posted start time, however if it is cold or the weather is bad we may opt to leave promptly at the listed time.
After the hike the group will go out for dinner, generally we go to Desert Edge in Trolly Square (kids welcome).
Your event host for this event is typically Bryant Shoblom, if you ever have any concerns or questions feel free to reach out to him. He can be emailed at [masked] or found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shoblom
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Hiking Salt Lake:
Micro spikes are highly suggested as the trail will most likely be very icy in the gullys, we will do our best to avoid the ice but we cannot always do this.
Please bring plenty of water. This is a low elevation hike with little cover and the trail can be hot. We do however find that once we have hiked to the Ridgeline, there is usually a nice comfortable breeze that makes the hike enjoyable.
It is okay to bring your dogs on this hike, however we strongly recommend rattlesnake avoidance training if you bring your dog in the summer.
Parking at the Natural History Museum:
We talked to Abby Curran with the Natural History Museum on 10/19/2018 and we re-confirmed with them that it is okay for us to use their parking lot after 5pm when they don’t have events going. We also confirmed that it is okay for us to meet at the stairs even when they have an event going on.
If you show up for the hike and it is on a night when they have an event going on please park along Colorow Road and walk to the stairs, we will allow 5-10 extra minutes when this happens.
Generally we will still hike (except for lightning). However, if the majority of those present decide that they would rather skip the hike and go straight to dinner, we will follow the majority’s decision. It is worth noting that in our experience, the weather at the location of the hike is generally better than predicted during the time period of our hike. We also reserve the option to opt for a shorter version of the hike depending on conditions (to avoid mud/ice etc) or based on the preparedness of those that show up (for example if micro spikes are needed but no one brought them.)
Meet here: https://goo.gl/maps/TvKJa7n5pUC2