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Winter Items for Sale

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, November 30, 2015


16 pair Ski Poles, $25/pair or discount rate for all, adult size, used, good condition

Kahtoola Micro Spikes, new still in box, $60/pair for members, all sizes

Powderidge Snowshoes, Women, 1 pair, used, good condition, $70 obo

Camping - What to bring

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, March 24, 2014

To help you remember what to take on a camping trip, keep updated check lists. 

Lists written on poster board are hard to lose or you can use a notebook to keep track of your needs. 

As you become a more experienced camper, eliminate items which prove unworkable and add gear you want to try on future trips. 

Basics for Camping

For Shelter:

  • Tent w/ rain fly
  • Poles
  • Stakes
  • Tarp

For Sleeping: 

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pad
  • Cot (optional)
  • Pillow

For cooking: 

  • Lightweight stove
  • Fuel
  • Matches (waterproof)
  • Fire-starter
  • Pots & pans w/ lids
  • Pot lifter or hot pads
  • Collapsible water container
  • Bottle of water
  • Dutch Oven

For eating:

  • Plate
  • Cup
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Bowl
  • Camp Chair

For clean-up:  

  • Biodegradable soap
  • Pan scrubber
  • Sponge
  • Paper towels or dish towel

For mending:

  • Sewing needles
  • Thread
  • Safety pins
  • Adhesive-backed tape
  • Buttons
  • Nylon cord
  • Pack connectors (clevis pins, split rings)

  • Food:
  • Basic meals
  • Emergency extras
  • Trail snacks


  • Basic daily clothing
  • Layered clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • In-camp footwear


  • Hair brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Chapstick

Wilderness Essentials:  

  • Map in waterproof plastic
  • Compass
  • First-aid kit
  • Hats (for warmth and for sun)
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug repellent
  • Flashlight w/ fresh batteries
  • Extra batteries
  • Cell phone
  • Solar powered light
  • Extra clothes (especially socks)
  • Extra food
  • Heavy jacket
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Tools (hammer, etc)
  • Matches
  • Fire-starter
  • Space Blanket or garbage bags
  • Pads
  • Stove
  • Fuel


  • Small games
  • Journal
  • Camera

2014 Adventure Trip Lineup

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014 Adventure Trip Calendar

February 25 - March 4  Caribbean Adventure Trip, THREE Islands

Caribbean Trip Video

It's not too late for just a few more people to join us on our upcoming 3 Island Caribbean Trip!
Act now since we leave in less than 30 days!!
Just $1200!   Includes nearly everything but airfare
Included: all meals, condo lodging, and ground transportation to 2 US islands and 1 UK island. 

(Details on the following trips will be posted soon)

March 27 - 29  Escalante Trip - Waterfall, Slot Canyons, Canyoneering

June 12 - 16   Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

August 7 - 11  Colorado National Memorial, Grand Junction, Colorado

September 4 - 8  Lake Powell, Lone Rock Beach, Hiking & Water Sports

October 16 - 18, Capitol Reef NP Sulphur Creek - River Hike thru Slot Canyons

Nov. 5 - 12   Hawaii - Maui

Nov. 12 - 19  Hawaii - Maui

January 15 - 19, 2015 - Bryce & Zion NP WInter Hiking Trip

February 2015 - Date TBA - Caribbean Adventure Trip

2013 Outdoor Adventure Calendar of Events: May 1 & beyond

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, May 02, 2013

2013 Outdoor Adventure Calendar of Events

May - December 2013

My next TV segment on

KSL TV,  Studio 5

  • Tuesday, May 7
  • KSL TV, Channel 5
  • 11 AM - 12 Noon
  • Topic:  5 Favorite Paved Bike Trails in Utah

Previous Outdoor Adventure Segments on Studio 5

Camping Demo, Italian Dutch Oven Dinner, Campfire

  • Saturday, May 4
  • 6 - 9 PM
  • Sheryl's home in Holladay
  • RSVP via email

Be in the loop!

Local Weekly Hiking Calendar

WATERFALL PHOTOS - The spring waterfall season is in full swing!  Don't miss it.

May 4:   Stewart Falls, Provo Canyon - My 2nd FAVORITE Waterfall in Utah, next to Calf Creek Falls
May 11: Hidden Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
May 18  Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
May 25  Scout Falls, American Fork Canyon


View more on Hiking CALENDAR

Hiking Orientation Info

  • Every Saturday
  • No charge 
  • 30 minutes long
  • Held 15 - 30 minutes prior to our hike


Canyoneering in Southern Utah

I am excited to partner with Excursions of Escalante for all our canyoneering outings this year!
They are truly the best guides you'll ever find in this sport.
It's worth the 4 1/2 hours to drive to Escalante where the best slot canyons in the world are!

See details on the CALENDAR

Garden Info & Tour

Garden Calendar:

  • Free Garden Tours!
  • Free Garden Newsletter Subscription
  • $100/household per year for full benefits
  • Flexible payments for those w/ financial hardships
  • 10 months/year
  • Holladay, South Jordan, East Millcreek, West Jordan
  • 3 acres
  • 14 gardens
  • Working garden members
  • All abilities/ages welcome
  • Work together as a team
  • Meet new friends
  • Flexible schedule
  • Abundance of fresh local harvest for members
  • Garden Blog
  • What our garden members are saying about us...

Local Adventure Trips - register soon!

  • 4 day/3 night - come for all or part
  • $150/person & up (some exceptions apply)
  • Cost includes carpool/transportation, lodging, meals, *activities
  • Some activities require fee
  • Camping AND Cabin or Hotel Accommodations


Featured Trip of the Year: 

A few spaces still available!  It's not too late to register.

Nov  13 - 20  Maui, Hawaii

2013 Activities include:

  • Alpine Skiing (Downhill Skiing)
  • Alpine Coaster
  • Alpine Slide
  • Bike Riding on Paved Trails
  • Breakfast in the canyons
  • Boating - Speed Boat
  • Canyoneering
  • Camping
  • Campfires

  • Canoeing
  • Caves - Timpanogos
  • Nordic Skiing (Cross Country Skiing)
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Exploring
  • Emergency Preparedness Courses
  • Fishing
  • Freeline Skating
  • Hiking
  • High Altitude Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

  • Ice Hiking
  • Kayaking - Flat Water
  • Land Paddling
  • Lake Cruise
  • Lava Tubes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Photography

  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Picnic on the Peak
  • Repelling
  • River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Star Gazing
  • Surfing
  • Scenic Float Trips

  • Scenic Lift Rides
  • Scenic Byways
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Stand Up Paddle Surfing
  • Waterfall Hiking
  • White Water River Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Zipfy Riding
  • Zipline Riding

I have MUCH to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Sunday, November 25, 2012

I love this photo since it represents many things I am grateful for.
I love Dave who has stuck with me and helped me be successful in all my many endeavors over the past 33 years!
I love skiing.
I love all my children and grandchildren, some of whom were skiing with us on this beautiful day.
I love being active in the outdoors in Utah throughout the entire year but especially during winter months.
I love blue sky, bright sunshine, white snow, clean air, impressive mountain peaks like American Fork Twin Peaks in the background.
I love ALL the beauty in Utah that I am privileged to witness so often.   
I love all my amazing friends of all ages whether they are a new friend I just met or loyal supportive friends who have stood by me for a long time. Even though I don't know the people in this photo, they represent my good friends.
I'm grateful for a kind, loving Heavenly Father, who is my biggest support of all, who has given me so much strength, passion and energy to do all that I do.
I love this peaceful bird's eye view of the world around me. It makes me feel like I'm standing on top of the world.
Photo was taken March 2012, at 11,000 ft. above sea level, top of Hidden Peak, at Snowbird Ski Resort.

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Recreation Activities

Upcoming Events

HIKE: Deer Valley to Park City on Mid Mountain Trail
HIKE: Lake Mary from Brighton Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon
Summer Hike: Trail & Canyon To be announced
SUMMER Hiking Orientation
Happy 4th of July! Hike: Silver Lake to Lake Solitude, Big Cottonwood Canyon
Hike: Big Water Trail to Dog Lake, top of Millcreek Canyon
FREE Evening Picnic, East Canyon State Park, Watercraft rentals optional
Summer Hike: Trail & Canyon TBA
SUMMER Hiking Orientation
Summer HIKE: Canyon & Trail TBA

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