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Over the years I've made many short videos that can now be seen on YouTube.
Learn snowshoeing tips and my favorite recipes including how to make black bean salsa or my signature dessert: Freshly ground whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Watch my kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing or skiing videos also.
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Important info to read BEFORE hiking/snowshoeing with us...
SAFETY IS ALWAYS OUR TOP PRIORITY
When you hike or snowshoe with my group, you agree to obey some basic safety rules which are for your own protection.
I, with the help of my assistants, been leading outdoor adventures in the Wasatch Mountains for nearly 7 years, with more than 650 successful hikes to our credit.
I believe a big part of our success comes from obeying some important safety guidelines. You will be expected to follow these same rules if you join us.
1) Know your own physical limitations and act accordingly.
2) Cut it short IF you are new to the sport or don't feel comfortable, for whatever reason. Snowshoeing works different muscles than any other sport including hiking. It can be a great aerobic workout!
There is a guide at the front AND at the tail of our group. Get acquainted with my assistants and talk to any of us if you have any problems, questions or concerns.
3) Bring plenty of water (2 liters) and make sure you drink often.
4) Dress in thin layers. Stay away from cotton fabrics. Nylon snow pants work best for snowshoeing. Avoid denim since it absorbs and retains water.
5) Pay attention to the weather. We take the weather conditions seriously and adjust our outings accordingly. We are always out there but we may change the location of where we hike.
6) Don't hike or snowshoe alone. When you go with us, you are expected to stay with one of our groups. We work hard to accommodate you whether you hike slower and/or want to stop and take photos OR stay with us at the front of the group and hike faster OR somewhere in between.
About strong snowshoers: When snowshoeing through deep powder, you may be asked to help us "break trail".
7) Get in the habit of telling someone where you are going and when you plan to return. You can always end sooner if you like, just let us know.
8) During the snowshoeing season, some adjustments may be made based on the most current weather and trail conditions. This will happen at our regularly scheduled meeting place. Because SAFETY is my top priority, I may alter our hiking destination BUT we ALWAYS go somewhere. We don't cancel. The posted meeting place and time remains the same. Until the snow goes away, we will be out there having a BLAST snowshoeing EVERY Saturday morning during the season! We average around 150 hikes per year locally, including snowshoeing in the winter and cover a wide variety of trails along the Wasatch Front. A smaller group of hikers join us during the week but Saturday is our main hike. Check upcoming hikes a day or two in advance since I may not post complete details until then, due to weather conditions.
In the winter months we snowshoe on trails that are familiar to us and we know are safe.
Hiking/snowshoeing with an experienced group is much safer than ever hiking alone or with people who are not familiar with local trails and terrain. We strive for unity within our group and appreciate your support and loyalty. Our goal each week is to make sure everyone feels welcome, safe and included. Hiking is NOT a competitive sport so don't feel like you have to compete or "keep up" with more experienced hikers who are stronger and faster. Hike at your own pace. Stop and rest when you need to, even if that means hiking for 15 minutes and calling it a day! We try to keep a guide at the back of the pack with hikers to make sure no one gets lost and always has someone to hike with. If you are one of the speedy hikers and want to go faster than the guide, please communicate with them and plan to meet up at certain landmarks every so often. Come often and I can promise you will be GREATLY rewarded! Questions, comments or Concerns? Email me anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org OR call my cell phone: 801-278-5313
When Hiking with us, get in the habit of carrying 12 Essentials:
Water Sheryl's Cell #: 801-278-5313 2 Way Radio/Walkie Talkie Extra Food Extra Clothing/Insulation Rain/Wind Protection Sun Protection (Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, lip balm) Compass & Map Flashlight w/ spare batteries First Aid Kit w/ Insect Repellent Emergency Kit (Whistle, matches or small lighter, candle or fire starter tabs, lightweight reflective emergency bag or space blanket) Pocket Knife
Remember, Going up the mountain is optional, coming down is Mandatory!