JUN 1 WED EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Steve Carr (261-5787) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 2 THU CLIMBING: NARCOLEPSY WALL. Be at the roadside parking area (2.4 miles from the electric sign) up Big Cottonwood before 6:00 pm so sign in and divvy gear. The walk up to this shady area south of the highway starts at 6:00. Call James Naus - 521-6838 or email @ trad_climb@yahoo.com with any questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: Routes from 5.8 to 5.11, moderate to advanced climbing. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day)


JUN 2 THU EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet John Hail (266-3514) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 3 FRI BIKE ROAD RIDE: BACK SIDE OF THE WASATCH FRONT (MOD). Donna Fisher (435-649-0183 donnafisher@worldnet.att.net) is coordinating Friday road rides this season. Rides will mostly be in Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. June rides will begin at 9:00 AM, and the destination will be chosen based on the weather and winds. The weekly ride description, meeting place and time will be mailed to the WMC-BIKE list a few days prior to the ride. Helmets are required. Contact Donna with questions on the current ride, and with ideas for future Friday rides.


JUN 3 FRI - 5 SUN CLIMBING: CITY OF ROCKS. Join us for a weekend at one of the best climbing areas in the West. Perfect edges, great friction, cool jugs, mellow approaches, beautiful camping, ya can’t go wrong! Call Louis Arevalo 486-2894 or email (larevalo@comcast.net to sign up for the climb. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED. Rating: Routes from 5.6 and up. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day)


JUN 3 FRI - 5 SUN FAMILY CAR CAMP: SAN RAFAEL SWELL. Michael Thompson (561-1797) will camp at the San Rafael campground and hike in the Mexican Bend area. Call Michael to register and get more details. Children of members may participate with the consent of the organizer.


JUN 4 SAT - 5 SUN BOATING: URC PADDLE Festival (I). Paddlefestival.com


JUN 4 SAT DAY HIKE: WHITE FIR PASS (NTD). Follow the burbling stream in Bowman Fork with Mary Ann Losee (278-2423). Meet Mary Ann at the Skyline High east lot at 9 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 4 SAT DAY HIKE: FLAGSTAFF PEAK FROM DAYS FORK (MOD). There might still be some snow in upper Days Fork, but Mohamed Abdallah (466-9310) will take it in stride. Meet Mohamed at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUN 4 SAT DAY HIKE: MOUNT OLYMPUS (MSD). Larry Hall (262-9535) will take a moderate pace to the top, and he’ll start early to avoid the heat. Meet Larry at the Mt Olympus trailhead at 8 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 5 SUN BIKE MOUNTAIN: EMIGRATION CANYON AREA (MSD). Join Mike on an epic ride in the Sessions or the Wasatch. Meet at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, at the trailhead for the Bonneville Shoreline (across from Hogle Zoo) at 9:00 a.m. We will ride up Emigration into the Sessions, Big Mountain, and Great Western Trail or even to the Wasatch Mountains and Park City ridgeline. Plan for a seven to ten hour ride with seven to ten thousand feet of climbing, a long, long (but rewarding) hard day. Bring adequate food. Please contact Mike at mdropkin@comcast.net to register.


JUN 5 SUN BIKE ROAD RIDE: SMITH AND MOORHOUSE (MOD-31 miles). Chris Winter (532-1646 cdw_mmm@yahoo.com) is doing an out-and-back ride from Kamas to upper Smith Moorehouse today, which is about 16 miles and a very slight uphill along the Weber River, and then back to Kamas. The ride leaves from the Kamas Park (1st North and 1st East) at 9:30 AM. Helmets are required.


JUN 5 SUN BIKE ROAD PLANNING MEETING/POT LUCK: SALT LAKE (ALL). Marcia Hansen (hansen5200@netzero.com) invites all road bikers for a potluck dinner and planning meeting for the road rides for the next few months. Pot Luck begins at 6:00 PM, and Marcia’s address is 1898 South 1000 East. Contact Marcia for more information.


JUN 5 SUN TURTLE DOG HIKE: MILL CREEK CANYON (NTD). Diane Robinson and Jerry Hatch (583-8047) will watch Lotus (rabbit-speed) and Twinkle (turtle-speed) walk and swim in Mill Creek. Meet Diane and Jerry at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUN 5 SUN DAY HIKE: ORGANIZER’S CHOICE (NTD). Tony Barron (272-8927) will choose a nice hike for the conditions at a relaxed pace. He has in mind an unfamiliar route to a familiar destination. Meet Tony at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUN 5 SUN DAY HIKE: MALANS PEAK LOOP (MOD). Don and Melinda Wickham (777-1608 or 985-9269 or tetondad@msn.com) have found an interesting hike in the foothills above Ogden. The trail starts by going up Taylor Canyon, then it switchbacks up to Malans Peak where we’ll get a great view of the northern Wasatch. The trail descends into Malans Basin and crosses over the ridge from there. The route to Waterfall Canyon involves some off-trail hiking and scrambling down to the 200 foot falls. We’ll follow the trail back down to finish the loop. Contact Don or Melinda to register and get more details.


JUN 5 SUN DAY HIKE: ORGANIZER’S CHOICE IN OGDEN (MOD). Brian Barkey (1-801-394-6047) will find a nice place to hike in the Ogden area. Call Brian to register and get details.


JUN 5 SUN DAY HIKE: LAKE BLANCHE (MOD). Visit with Florence, Lillian and Blanche (the lakes, that is) and their Sundial. Meet Holly Smith (272-5358) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 5 SUN SOCIAL: SUMMER BBQ AT STORM MOUNTAIN. 2:00PM. Come have some fun at the “First of Summer BBQ” at Storm Mountain. You can bring a picnic dish, but it’s optional, and we’ll provide hamburgers, hot dogs and all the “fix-ins.” As usual, BYOB, and cost per person is $5.00. Cold drinks will be available for a small fee. Storm Mountain is located 2.8 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon – group site #2. For any questions contact co-directors of entertainment: Beverly Emrick – 599-8744 or (bemrick@networld.com) or Vicky McDaniel – 576-0160 or (mcdaniel@xmission.com).


JUN 7 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: STEALTH AND COBBLESTONE TRAILS (MOD). 6 pm Tuesday rides this season will meet a various locations that will be sent to the wmc-bike email list or contact Vince at vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 1-435-649-6805. Anyone wanting to carpool from Salt Lake should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 5:15


JUN 7 TUE EVENING HIKE: FOOTHILLS (NTD). Meet Carrie Clark (519-9257) at the north end of Terrace Hills Drive in the Avenues at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure. (From 11th Ave. about 5 blocks east of I St., go north on Terrace Hills Dr. (900 East) to the cul-de-sac.)


JUN 8 WED - 13 MON BOATING: MUDDY (II). Steve Pace 801-363-8190 stephencpace@alum.mit.edu.


JUN 8 WED EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Knick Knickerbocker (272-2485) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 9 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: SALT LAKE AREA (MOD). Join Debi Bouchard alternate Thursdays throughout the mountain biking season for intermediate/advanced rides at a moderate pace. Expect rides to be 3-4 hours actual ride time at a moderate pace. We’ll be starting between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending on the month. To get on her ride list, send an email to Debi at dbouchard711@msn.com. Ride descriptions will be emailed out 2-3 days before the actual ride. Questions: Call Debi at 508-1912.


JUN 9 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Evening ride in either Park City (most likely starting at 6:00 pm) or in the Salt Lake Area (most likely starting at 5:30 pm). Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Hardy at hs@networld.com. Trail conditions permitting. Helmets are required.


JUN 9 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: SALT LAKE AREA (MOD). Join Debi Bouchard alternate Thursdays throughout the mountain biking season for intermediate/advanced rides at a moderate pace. Expect rides to be 3-4 hours actual ride time at a moderate pace. We’ll be starting between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending on the month. To get on her ride list, send an email to Debi at dbouchard711@msn.com. Ride descriptions will be emailed out 2-3 days before the actual ride. Questions: Call Debi at 508-1912.


JUN 9 THU CLIMBING: GREEN A GULLY. Meet at the parking area 1.25 mile up Little Cottonwood Canyon from the neon sign before 6:00 to sign in and divvy gear. Hike in starts at 6:00. This is more of that fine granite climbing. Call Stefani Day 595-8293 or email stefday@hotmail.com if you have questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: 5.7 and up. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day)


JUN 9 THU EVENING HIKE: MILL CREEK CANYON (NTD). Meet Tony Barron (272-8927) at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 10 FRI BIKE ROAD RIDE: BACK SIDE OF THE WASATCH FRONT (MOD). Donna Fisher (435-649-0183 donnafisher@worldnet.att.net) is coordinating Friday road rides this season. Rides will mostly be in Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. June rides will begin at 9:00 AM, and the destination will be chosen based on the weather and winds. The weekly ride description, meeting place and time will be mailed to the WMC-BIKE list a few days prior to the ride. Helmets are required. Contact Donna with questions on the current ride, and with ideas for future Friday rides.


JUN 10 FRI - 13 MON BOATING: LOCHSA RIVER (IV). Whitewater rafting on the exciting Lochsa River in the heart of Lewis and Clark country. The Lochsa is a wild and scenic free flowing river located near Highway 12 in northern Idaho. This trip includes 40 rapids rated class 3 and 4 down a heart-pounding, adrenalin-pumping, rodeo of a river run. We will drive to Three Rivers Lodge on Friday, run the river Saturday and Sunday, then return Monday. We will rely on a commercial business for support (rafts and guide). You will be provided with wetsuits, booties, paddling jackets, Coast Guard approved personal flotation vests, waterproof bags, and prepared meals during the trip. A 50% deposit is required to secure your reservation. For info call Tom Walsh at 801-487-1336. (Non WMC Trip)


JUN 10 FRI - 15 WED BOATING: YAMPA (IV). The only un-damned river on the Green/Colorado tree and quite possibly the most beautiful canyon we run. One Class IV rapid. Launching (that’s boats in the water) on 10 June 2005. Janet Embry 801-322-4626 embry_janet@yahoo.com


JUN 11 SAT BIKE ROAD RIDE: ANTELOPE ISLAND (NTD 20 miles). Meet Kevin Flannigan (395-0128) in the parking lot at the entrance to Antelope Island State Park at 9 am. Take I-15 exit 335 and go west about 7 miles. The entrance fee is $4 per bike. We’ll go to Buffalo Point to enjoy a buffalo burger at the concession there, with the option of going to Fielding Garr Ranch (an extra 30 miles or so). Since this is a service weekend, we’ll take some time to pick up trash we find along the way.


JUN 11 SAT MOUNTAINEERING: COTTONWOOD TWINS VIA STAIRS GULCH (MSD). Richard Randall is willing to lead very fit hikers who are comfortable with exposure on this long, steep, and exciting loop. You will need ice ax and crampons and be experienced in their use. We will start at 4:30 AM and ascend Stairs Gulch on consolidated snow and avalanche debris topping out just below Peak 10,350, on the Broad’s Fork - Stairs Gulch ridge. We then follow the ridge to Twin Peaks, have lunch, and descend Broad’s Fork. Contact Richard @ (553-9090) or thegrizz@xmission.com with questions or to register.


JUN 11 SAT SERVICE: TRAIL MAINTENANCE. Mt Olympus is the Target for litter pickup and tread work needed to keep this popular trail in service. Meet at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride at 8AM. The Forest Service will provide coffee, bagels, tools and training. Please wear long pants and shirts, sturdy boots, and bring gloves, water, and a lunch. Call Chris Biltoft 364-5729 for details.


JUN 11 SAT - 12 SUN BACKPACK: NORTH CANYON TO RUDY’S FLAT. Gene Dennis (295-5252 or higene27090@yahoo.com) will pack into the mountains above Bountiful, with an optional side trip to the Grandview ridge. Contact Gene to register and get more details.


JUN 11 SAT - 12 SUN BACKPACK: RIGGS SPRING LOOP TRAIL IN BRYCE CANYON. Aaron Jones (467-3532 or ajonesmvp@msn.com) will lead the second in a series of five backpacks into Utah’s national parks. This will be a short backpack that is loaded with magnificent scenery and solitude. Additional day-hiking opportunities will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. Contact Aaron to register and get more details.


JUN 11 SAT - 12 SUN CAR CAMP: HENRY MOUNTAINS. Will McCarvill (942-2921) wants to summit both Mt Pennell and Mt Hillers. The peaks are located in the Henry Mountains in south-central Utah and are over 10,000 ft tall. We will try to find the Bristlecone Pines on Mt Hillers while we are on top. We will likely meet at the BLM office in Hanksville early Saturday morning to make a convoy and head for these isolated peaks. The trip will depend on how the snowpack has melted and road conditions. Call Will to register and get details.


JUN 11 SAT SERVICE DAY. Only service-related day hiking activities. Please join a Club service activity!


JUN 11 SAT LODGE WORK PARTY: If you have been signed off healthy by your Doctor or Chiropractor for any back problems and would like to help with shoveling, spring cleaning and general maintenance, we need your help at the lodge. Please bring your shovel, work gloves and your great positive attitude. For all of that, I will have lunch for you if you RSVP Clayton by June 10 at 288-0251 or claytonrand@networld.com. Time is from 10 AM to 4 PM. See you at the lodge.


JUN 12 SUN BIKE MOUNTAIN: EMIGRATION CANYON AREA (MSD). Join Mike on ANOTHER epic ride in the Sessions or the Wasatch. Meet at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, at the trailhead for the Bonneville Shoreline (across from Hogle Zoo) at 9:00 a.m. We will ride up Emigration into the Sessions, Big Mountain, and Great Western Trail or even to the Wasatch Mountains and Park City ridgeline. Plan for a seven to ten hour ride with up to ten thousand feet of climbing. Bring adequate food and your mountain bike in excellent condition. Please contact Mike at mdropkin@comcast.net to register.


JUN 12 SUN BIKE ROAD RIDE: CHALK CREEK (MOD-50 miles). Barb Hanson (485-0132 barbhanson30@hotmail.com) is doing the second of her “creek series” rides, this time from Coalville to the Wyoming border via Chalk Creek. It’s a gradual 25 miles up Chalk Creek, and hopefully there will be no headwinds coming down, so we’ll be able to enjoy the descent. Meet at the Coalville Courthouse on Main Street to begin riding at 9:00 AM. Bring a light lunch for the top, and helmets are required.


JUN 12 SUN DAY HIKE: BROADS FORK TO TRAIL’S END (MOD). Join Knick Knickerbocker (272-2485) on this hike to Broad’s Fork upper meadow to see the beaver pond. Meet Knick at Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot by 9 AM to car pool. Limit: 9.


JUN 12 SUN DAY HIKE: GRANDEUR PEAK (MOD). Doug Stark (277-8538) will pay a leisurely paced visit to a Club favorite. Meet Doug at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUN 12 SUN MOUNTAINEERING SCRAMBLE DAY HIKE: THE BEATOUT (EXT). So, did I hear you say that you’ve always wanted to do the granddaddy of spring consolidated-snow hiking and ridge scrambling, The Beatout? Well, kids, today’s the day. This day long adventure is offered only once a year. The route begins at the White Pine trailhead, goes by the Red Pine lakes, and up to the summit of the Pfeifferhorn. It then continues west along the ridge at the head of Hogum Fork to the summits of Chipman Peak and South Thunder Mountain. From there we descend Bell’s Canyon. It’s been done in as little as eight hours but figure that 12 or 13 hours is more likely. You will need to bring an ice axe and know how to use it, perhaps from the class on May 7. You had better be in top physical condition too. An early start and car shuttle are required. Call or email Walt Haas (534-1262 or haas@xmission.com) to register. If you haven’t done The Beatout before, be prepared to tell Walt what you do to stay in shape, and how well you handle exposed rock scrambling. Limit: 9.


JUN 13 MON - 18 SAT BOATING: LADORE CANYON (III). Craig McCarthy and Carol Milliken will be organizing this premier trip on the Green River from 13 through 18 June. The trip will be leaving the boat shed in Salt Lake early on Monday the 13th of June and proceeding to the put in at the Gates of Ladore. We will embark on the 14th and proceed down through the beautiful canyons of vermillion cliffs and great class 3 white water. In order to sign up for this beautiful trip, a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required. Sign up information must also include information, such as your, phone number, city, state, and first seven (7) digits of your social security number demanded by the Dinosaur Monument River Rangers. Participants are cautioned that Dinosaur Rangers only allow one trip per individual on their rivers per season; you must sign a statement that you have not participated in any other Dinosaur River this season. (Daily trips are an exception). We would like to know if you have a large vehicle and are willing to drive if needed. We need to know what kind of boat you will be taking on the trip, along with your experience level. EARLY SIGN-UP FOR THIS FABULOUS TRIP IS IMPERATIVE TO CONFIRM THE TRIP. Carol Milliken 435-882-4108 milliken@xmission.com


JUN 14 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: SUNPEAK- PARK CITY AREA (MOD). 6 pm Tuesday rides this season will meet a various locations that will be sent to the wmc-bike email list or contact Vince at vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 1-435-649-6805. Anyone wanting to carpool from Salt Lake should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 5:15


JUN 14 TUE BIKE ROAD RIDE: MILL CREEK (NTD-MOD). Marcia Hansen (hansen5200@netzero.com) and Barb Hanson (485-0132 barbhanson30@hotmail.com) are taking over for Steve Kruger’s for this evening ride, and invite both road and mountain bikers to join them. Meet at Skyline High at 6:00 PM. Helmets are required.


JUN 14 TUE EVENING HIKE: MILL CREEK CANYON (NTD). Meet Holly Smith (272-5358) at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 15 WED EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Brett Smith (580-2066) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 16 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Evening ride in either Park City (most likely starting at 6:00 pm) or in the Salt Lake Area (most likely starting at 5:30 pm). Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Hardy at hs@networld.com. Trail conditions permitting. Helmets are required.


JUN 16 THU CLIMBING: S CURVE. Meet at the Upper S Curve parking lot in Big Cottonwood before 6:00 pm for sign in and divvying up gear. Hike in starts at 6:00. Lots of great sport routes in a nice, sunny area. Email Samantha Finch @ finch_samantha@hotmail.com with questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: Routes from 5.8 and up, moderate to advanced climbing. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day)


JUN 16 THU EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Mohamed Abdallah (466-9310) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 17 FRI BIKE ROAD RIDE: BACK SIDE OF THE WASATCH FRONT (MOD). Donna Fisher (435-649-0183 donnafisher@worldnet.att.net) is coordinating Friday road rides this season. Rides will mostly be in Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. June rides will begin at 9:00 AM, and the destination will be chosen based on the weather and winds. The weekly ride description, meeting place and time will be mailed to the WMC-BIKE list a few days prior to the ride. Helmets are required. Contact Donna with questions on the current ride, and with ideas for future Friday rides.


JUN 17 THU - 25 SAT BOATING: MAIN SALMON (III). Pre-permit season trip. Once again, we did not get any permit to run one of the most beautiful rivers in America. Once again, Dudley McIlhenny will lead this annual favorite, this year with an extension. Plan to leave SLC on Thursday afternoon, June 16, launch at North Fork on June 17th, then continue on to Riggins with a takeout planned for the 24th or 25th, depending on flow and weather. No jet boat back this year - sorry. $100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot. Dudley McIlhenny 801-733-7740 contextny@aol.com


JUN 18 SAT ROAD BIKE: RUSH VALLEY PONY EXPRESS RIDE (MOD 55 Miles). Meet at the Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park in Fairfield (about 40 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, just off State Highway 73). Arrive in time to begin riding by 9:30 am. We’ll ride through Rush Valley along a section of the old pony express trail, and then loop back. Bring a potluck dish so we can enjoy lunch together in the park’s picnic area after the ride. Call or email Robert Turner (801-355-9617 or r46turner@uofu.net) for more information. Co-listed with the BBTC.


JUN 18 SAT - 19 SUN CAR CAMP: ZION NATIONAL PARK. Rick Thompson (255-8058 or gone2moab@hotmail.com) is tackling the classic Zion adventure hike duo, the Left Fork of North Creek and Orderville Canyon. Two semi-technical day hikes full of incredible beauty, sun, and breathtakingly cold water. We will be driving down to Zion on Friday evening, then doing Orderville on Saturday, and the Subway on Sunday. This trip is currently full, but I will entertain a waiting list in case of cancellations. Call Rick to register and get more details.


JUN 18 SAT DAY HIKE: BELLS CANYON TO THE WATERFALL (MOD). Liz Cordova (486-0909) hosts this stunningly beautiful (but rugged) hike on the flank of Lone Peak. Meet Liz at the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 18 SAT DAY HIKE: ORGANIZER’S CHOICE (MOD). Mike Nordstrom (943-6610) will find a great place to visit in the Mill Creek Canyon area. Meet Mike at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUN 18 SAT MOUNTAINEERING SCRAMBLE DAY HIKE: WILDCAT RIDGE (MSD). Walt Haas (534-1262 or haas@xmission.com) presents the annual scramble from Mt Olympus to Mt Raymond. This is it, my hardies. One of the toughest, longest, scramblyest, rattlesnakeyest hikes in the Wasatch. And people come back year after year. This ridge run is done only once each year, on the longest weekend of the year to take advantage of every second of daylight. At dawn you begin hiking from the Mount Olympus trailhead, summit Olympus, scramble the killer ridge east to Triangle Peak, then continue to the summit of Mt. Raymond and down Porter Fork. You will need to carry lots of water and enough food to go hard all day. The leader guarantees that you will encounter at least one rattlesnake, and get to dangle from many rocks without a belay. An early start and car shuttle are required. Call or email Walt to register. If you haven’t done Wildcat Ridge before, be prepared to tell Walt what you do to stay in shape, and how well you handle exposed rock scrambling and rattlesnake encounters.


JUN 18 SAT SOCIAL: COMEDY DINNER THEATER. 6:30PM. 3.2 IMPROV: The strongest improv comedy allowed by law! 3.2 Improv is a live comedy troupe that brings together some of Utah’s most talented improvisers – a venerable smorgasbord of hilarious (and often stereotypical) classes, creeds, and whatever politically correct label you can shake a stick at, all performing to make the entire world (i.e. Utah) a happier, more laughable place! Bring your current favorite dish – we’ll eat smorgasbord as well as be entertained by one. Remember, BYOB, and the cost is $5.00 per person. South Valley Unitarian Church, 6876 So. Highland Drive. For any questions contact co-directors of entertainment: Vicky McDaniel (mcdaniel@xmission.com) or Beverly Emrick (bemrick@networld.com).


JUN 19 SUN BIKE ROAD: BRIGHTON (MOD+ 50 Miles). Meet at Sugarhouse Park at the 1500 East entrance at 9:00 am. We will ride up Big Cottonwood canyon to Brighton. You can buy a great meal at the Brighton General store after the big climb. Call Rick Kirkland at 486-0909 for more information. Co-listed with the BBTC.


JUN 19 SUN BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Join Cheryl Krusko on a leader’s choice ride somewhere in Park City / Salt Lake area. Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Cheryl at ckrusko@peoplepc.com. Helmets required.


JUN 19 SUN DAY HIKE: GOBBLERS KNOB FROM BOWMAN FORK (MOD). Climb to 10,000 feet with Mike Budig (328-4512). Meet Mike at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 19 SUN DAY HIKE: THE THUNDER BOWL CIRCUIT (EXT). We’ll follow the ridge line all around Thunder Bowl, over both North and South Thunder Peaks, ascending via Bells Canyon. The route features exposed scrambling, snow climbing and a few nice glissades. An ice axe will be required along with a high degree of fitness. Contact Brad Yates (521-4185) to register and get details.


JUN 20 MON MOONLIGHT HIKE: LITTLE BLACK MOUNTAIN (MOD). Enjoy the sunset over the Great Salt Lake with Robert Turner (355-9617) and walk back by the light of the full moon (and flashlights or headlamps). Meet Robert at the Utah Travel Council lot at 7:30 PM.


JUN 21 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: QUARRY MOUNTAIN (MOD). 6 pm Tuesday rides this season will meet a various locations that will be sent to the wmc-bike email list or contact Vince at vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 1-435-649-6805. Anyone wanting to carpool from Salt Lake should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 5:15.


JUN 21 TUE EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Brett Smith (580-2066) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 22 WED EVENING HIKE: MILL CREEK CANYON (NTD). Meet Knick Knickerbocker (272-2485) at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 23 THU: BIKE MOUNTAIN (MOD). Join Debi Bouchard alternate Thursdays throughout the mountain biking season for intermediate/advanced rides at a moderate pace. Expect rides to be 3-4 hours actual ride time at a moderate pace. We’ll be starting between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending on the month. To get on her ride list, send an email to Debi at dbouchard711@msn.com. Ride descriptions will be emailed out 2-3 days before the actual ride. Questions: Call Debi at 508-1912.


JUN 23 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Evening ride in either Park City (most likely starting at 6:00 pm) or in the Salt Lake Area (most likely starting at 5:30 pm). Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Hardy at hs@networld.com. Trail conditions permitting. Helmets are required.


JUN 23 THU BIKE ALL: UTAH ARTS FESTIVAL BIKE VALLET (ALL). Encourage alternative transportation at the Utah Arts Festival by helping to staff the bike valet. We need volunteers between the hours of 2pm and 11pm, but if there are more people who can work the day shift then we could also help from noon onwards. Please contact heidi@biochem.utah.edu or 792-7765 to volunteer and sign up for hours.


JUN 23 THU EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Tony Barron (272-8927) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 23 THU CLIMBING: SALT SLIPS. Some great 5.6 to 5.8 routes (bolted) for beginner leaders, plus some creekside overhanging 5.10’s guaranteed to pump out your arms. Meet at the first or second pull out on the left side of the road after the big curve to the left at the “Storm Mountain” on the right side of the road. If you go past Narcolepsy wall and the Storm Mountain Picnic area you have gone too far! Meet before 6:00 PM for sign in and to divvy up gear. Hike in starts at 6:00 pm. Email Samantha Finch @ finch_samantha@hotmail.com with questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: Routes from 5.8 and up, moderate to advanced climbing. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day)


JUN 24 FRI BIKE ROAD RIDE: BACK SIDE OF THE WASATCH FRONT (MOD). Donna Fisher (435-649-0183 donnafisher@worldnet.att.net) is coordinating Friday road rides this season. Rides will mostly be in Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. June rides will begin at 9:00 AM, and the destination will be chosen based on the weather and winds. The weekly ride description, meeting place and time will be mailed to the WMC-BIKE list a few days to a day prior to the ride, keeping an eye on the weather. Helmets are required. Contact Donna with questions on the current ride, and with ideas for future Friday rides.


JUN 24 FRI - JUN 25 SAT FAMILY CAR CAMP: RAFT RIVER MOUNTAINS. Randy Long (943-0244) notes that this is another nice area with dense pine forests, tumbling creeks, far flung views, yet surrounded by bleak featureless desert, with well marked trails, and an equally enjoyable campground. The organizer must return home late Saturday, ending the Club activity then, but anyone else is more than welcome to stay longer on their own. This area is in extreme northwestern Utah. Call Randy to register and get details. Children of members may participate with the consent of the organizer.


JUN 25 SAT BIKE MOUNTAIN: LOWER DEER VALLEY TRAILS (MOD). Anyone wanting to carpool should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 9:00 am. Meet at the Lower Deer Valley parking lot, ready to ride at 10:00 am. If you have questions or weather is questionable call Tim MacDonald at 801-251-8326 (work) or 801-230-6269 (cell).


JUN 25 SAT CLIMBING PARTY @ STORM MOUNTAIN PICNIC GROUND. Come join us for a gathering for the climbers at Storm Mountain. We’ll be climbing in the Storm Mountain area throughout the day. Show up whenever you want to join in on the climbs. At 5:00 pm we’ll break for some practice on rope work and rescue skills (for yourself or your partner) then finish with a potluck barbecue peppered with climbing stories. Bring your own meat and a side dish to share. Call Craig Homer (201-0813) or email (sail2mountains@earthlink.net) if you have questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED.


JUN 25 SAT DAY HIKE: BUTLER FORK LOOP (MOD). Bill and Phyllis Crowley (944-0956) plan to do a 7.5 mile counterclockwise loop up Butler Fork, along the Desolation Trail, past Circle All Peak and back down Butler Fork. Meet Bill and Phyllis at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUN 25 SAT DAY HIKE: LONE PEAK FROM ALPINE (MSD). Join Richard Randall (553-9090 or thegrizz@xmission.com) for a long and strenuous day in the Lone Peak Wilderness. We will take the classic route through the 1st and 2nd Hamongogs and across the giant couloir that is so visually prominent from Utah Valley. This used to be the shortest way to the summit but since Lehi City gated the access road to protect Schoolhouse Springs you can no longer drive above the pavement in Alpine. There is considerable exposure along the summit ridge but less adventurous hikers can wait on the south summit. Contact Richard to register and get more details. Limit: 9.


JUN 26 SUN BIKE ROAD RIDE: JEREMY RANCH TO RED HAWK (MOD—20 miles). Dana Morgan (801-836-9093 dana_morgan@moduslink.com) is doing a short and steep ride this morning to the beautiful hills above Jeremy Ranch. Meet at 9:00 AM at the Jeremy Ranch Elementary School (Exit #143 on I-80 on the North Frontage Road). Call Dana if the weather is questionable.


JUN 26 SUN DAY HIKE: CIRCLE ALL PEAK (NTD). Tony Barron (272-8927) will hike to this easy but interesting “peak” at a relaxed pace. Meet Tony at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 26 SUN DAY HIKE: BROADS FORK TO THE MEADOW (NTD). Gaze up on the Twin Peaks with Mike Hendrickson (942-1476). Meet Mike at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 8 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 26 SUN DAY HIKE: GOBBLERS KNOB VIA BOWMAN FORK (MOD). Check out the flowers with Liz Cordova (486-0909). Meet Liz at the Skyline High School east lot at 9 AM. Limit: 9.


JUN 28 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: ROUND VALLEY (MOD). 6 pm Tuesday rides this season will meet a various locations that will be sent to the wmc-bike email list or contact Vince at vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 1-435-649-6805. Anyone wanting to carpool from Salt Lake should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 5:15.


JUN 28 TUE BOATING: PAYETTE RIVER TRIP WORK PARTY. Those planning on rafting the Payette Rivers July 2-5 must attend the planning meeting for that trip. It will be held at the boating shed at 7pm. Bret Mathews 801-273-0315 bretmaverick999@yahoo.com


JUN 28 TUE EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Cal Osburn (944-4574) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 29 WED EVENING HIKE: LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Robert Turner (355-9617) at the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 30 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Evening ride in either Park City (most likely starting at 6:00 pm) or in the Salt Lake Area (most likely starting at 5:30 pm). Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Hardy at hs@networld.com. Trail conditions permitting. Helmets are required.


JUN 30 THU - JUL 5 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: SUN VALLEY & THE SAWTOOTHS (MOD). Let’s all go to Idaho! Rides include the Galena Lodge trails, East Fork Baker - Curly’s Loop, Elk Meadows & Bald Mountain Warm and Cold Springs Trail. Day hiking is also a possibility in the Sawtooth wilderness, and several easier MTB trail options exist for those looking for NTD riding. I have group campsites reserved Thursday-Monday nights, but the THU and MON night campsite only holds 15 so I may need to book an additional site depending on how many people extend their vacation over the standard holiday. Hot springs should be ‘nearby’ both campsites. Please RSVP to heidi@biochem.utah.edu or 792-7765 and let me know the dates you’d like to

attend. If you don’t want to tent you should start looking now for accommodation. Breakfasts and lunches will be on your own, dinners we can discuss.


JUN 30 THU EVENING HIKE: MILL CREEK CANYON (NTD). Meet Mohamed Abdallah (466-9310) at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUN 30 THU – JUL 4 MON CLIMBING: CITY OF ROCKS, ID. Craig missed too much climbing last year so he’s scheduled the campsites for an extra day in front of the long weekend for 4 days of climbing at one of the best climbing areas in the West. Perfect edges, great friction, cool jugs, mellow approaches, beautiful camping, ya can’t go wrong! With this long trip you’ll be able to climb till you can’t lift your arms. Line up a climbing partner and call Craig Homer (201-0813) or Email sail2mountains@earthlkink.net) to register. We’ve got 2 of the very few shady campsites reserved so sign up early to get your spot. Find a tent partner (or partners) and carpool up. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED. Rating: Routes from 5.5 and up, something for everyone.


JUL 1 FRI BIKE ROAD RIDE: BACK SIDE OF THE WASATCH FRONT (MOD). Donna Fisher (435-649-0183 donnafisher@worldnet.att.net) is coordinating Friday road rides this season. Rides will mostly be in Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. July rides will begin at 9:00 AM, and the destination will be chosen based on the weather and winds. The weekly ride description, meeting place and time will be mailed to the WMC-BIKE list a few days to a day prior to the ride, keeping an eye on the weather. Helmets are required. Contact Donna with questions on the current ride, and with ideas for future Friday rides.


JUL 1 FRI - 9 SAT BOATING: MAIN SALMON (III / IV-). LATE ENTRY! Did you know the spectacular Main Salmon River Canyon is 1/5 of a mile deeper than the Grand Canyon? Plan to leave SLC early Thursday June 30th and camp at the Corn Creek put in. Launch Friday July 1st and enjoy multiple layover days for hiking, Canasta tournaments, or just a good book and a hammock. We need to know the kind of boat you will bring and your experience level. A $100 deposit must be received by June 15th. Contact Jake or Jodi Crawley at jodi.crawley@hollycorp.com or call (home) 801-294-2776, (cell) 801-856-8621. LET’S GO BOATING!


JUL 1 FRI - JUL 4 MON BACKPACK: RUBY CREST TRAIL. Frederick Gabriel (277-7687) plans to pack the Ruby Crest Trail, a National Scenic Trail located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada. This is a spectacular one way trip from Harrison Pass to Lamoille Canyon of about 40 miles. We will have to do a car shuttle. The plan is to leave on Friday, afternoon, July 1. Spot a car at the exit point, Lamoille Canyon, and then drive and camp at the trailhead at Harrison pass. Then on the next 3 days, average about 13 miles a day. Elevation profile 7200-10000+. Please call Frederick to register and get details.


JUL 2 SAT - 5 TUE: PAYETTE RIVERS (CLASS III). You can always expect plenty of fresh mountain air, exciting white water rafting, and spectacular, alpine scenery on Payette river trips. Bret Mathews will lead this fun-filled, river trip to the Payette Rivers North of Boise, Idaho. Saturday July 2 the group will drive from SLC to the campground along the South Fork of the Payette River, Sunday they will raft one section of the Payette river, Monday they will raft another section, and return to SLC on Tuesday. The near by small town of Crouch has a wild fireworks display that can be attended on the 4th. A spacious group campsite at the Hot Springs Campground has already been reserved for the group’s base camp. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space on the trip. The planning meeting for this trip is June 28th at 7pm at the boating shed. Bret Mathews 801-273-0315 bretmaverick999@yahoo.com


JUL 2 SAT - 4 MON SERVICE: BEAR RIVER RANGE. Join volunteers from a number of conservation groups on a service trip to survey ORV and grazing use in one of the most interesting parts of the Bear River Range. Located at the head of Logan Canyon, we will car camp in one of the most scenic areas in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. During the day, we will break into teams to bike and hike as we survey an undulating landscape of peaks and sinks. Jim Catlin at 328-3550 or wup@xmission.com


JUL 2 SAT - 4 MON SERVICE CAR CAMP: BEAR RIVER RANGE. Join volunteers from a number of conservation groups on a service trip to survey ORV and grazing use in one of the most interesting parts of the Bear River Range. Located at the head of Logan Canyon, we will car camp in one of the most scenic areas in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. During the day, we will break into teams to bike and hike as we survey an undulating landscape of peaks and sinks. Contact Jim Catlin (328-3550 or wup@xmission.com) to register and get more details.


JUL 2 SAT NEWCOMERS DAY HIKE: MINERAL FORK TO THE LOWER MINE (NTD). Newcomers are especially welcome on this stroll up the old Mineral Fork road in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Watch for the moose and bring food to share! Meet Cal Osburn (944-4574) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUL 2 SAT DAY HIKE: DOG LAKE FROM MILL CREEK (NTD). Kathryn Feigal (598-2026) will walk through the woods to this little lake high on the divide between Mill Creek Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Meet Kathryn at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUL 2 SAT DAY HIKE: ORGANIZER’S CHOICE (MOD). Mike Nordstrom (943-6610) will pick a nice hike that’s appropriate for the conditions. Meet Mike at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 9 AM.


JUL 3 SUN BIKE ROAD RIDE: TRAPPER’S LOOP (MOD--35 miles). Marcia Hansen (hansen5200@netzero.com) is going to ride from Mountain Green to the monastery near Huntsville this morning. The ride starts with a 1,200’ climb over the Trapper’s Loop Highway, then winds through Huntsville, ending at the monastery east of town. Both the Shooting Star Saloon (first bar in Utah) and the monastery’s gift shop are closed on Sundays, but there will be stores in Huntsville to buy lunch, or bring it with you. The climb back up to the Trapper’s Loop summit is only 1,000’ on the way back, and you get a great downhill ride back to the cars to end the ride. Meet at the Old Farm Market (Sinclair Station) in Mountain Green at 10:00 AM. Call Marcia if the weather is questionable.


JUL 3 SUN AFTERNOON HIKE: BROADS FORK TO THE MEADOW (NTD). Barry Quinn (272-7097) will be looking for the first mountain meadow flowers of the season. Meet Barry at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 1 PM.


JUL 5 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY (MOD). 6 pm Tuesday rides this season will meet a various locations that will be sent to the wmc-bike email list or contact Vince at vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 1-435-649-6805. Anyone wanting to carpool from Salt Lake should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 5:15.


JUL 5 TUE - 10 SUN BOATING: ROGUE (III). Victor Miele will be organizing this trip. For more info Victor Miele 801-244-8569 victormiele@hotmail.com


JUL 5 TUE EVENING HIKE: MILL CREEK CANYON (NTD). Meet Cal Osburn (944-4574) at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUL 6 WED EVENING HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Knick Knickerbocker (272-2485) at the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUL 7 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Evening ride in either Park City (most likely starting at 6:00 pm) or in the Salt Lake Area (most likely starting at 5:30 pm). Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Hardy at hs@networld.com. Trail conditions permitting. Helmets are required.


JUL 7 THU CLIMBING: PENITENTIARY WALL. With routes like “Climb and Punishment!” and “Minimum Security”, this has got to be great climbing! Meet 1.6 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon across from the Ledgemere picnic ground starting at 6:00 PM. Call Craig Homer (201-0813) or Emailsail2mountains@earthlink.net) HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: Routes from 5.7 to 5.11, beginner to advanced climbing


JUL 7 THU – JUL 10 SUN CLIMBING: DEVIL’S TOWER. Join Sharon for rock climbing at Devil’s Tower July 7-July 10. Those that are interested in staying longer are welcome. We will camp out during our stay there. A variety of climbs at different levels are available with multi-pitch long routes. Call Sharon to register and for details 865-4614or email @ sharon.vinick@slc.k12.ut.us


JUL 7 THU - 10 SUN DOG BACKPACK AND/OR CAR CAMP: HIGH THIRTEENERS IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS. Join the first woman to climb Colorado’s 100 highest peaks for backpacking and summiting in this beautiful Colorado desert range that was sacred to the Indians and fearsome to passing Spanish conquistadors. (Sangre de Cristo means blood of Christ.) The mountains we’re aiming for are rarely visited so we’ll see lots of wildflowers and wildlife and few people. We’ll recover afterwards in the hot springs at the northwestern tip of the range. We may also have time to cruise through the Sand Dunes below Blanca Peak, the highest peak in the range, and Wheeler Geologic Area near the historic mining town of Creede, Colorado. The organizer is a meditation instructor so there will be opportunities to do that as well. Her climbing machine of a dog might come along. Trip may be relocated if access and weather rule this one out for this time period. Participants must have mountaineering and altitude experience. Contact Jane Koerner (1-435-750-0051 or mtspirit50@hotmail.com) to register and get more details.


JUL 7 THU EVENING HIKE: LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON (NTD). Meet Holly Smith (272-5358) at the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 6:15 PM for a prompt 6:30 PM departure.


JUL 8 FRI BIKE ROAD RIDE: BACK SIDE OF THE WASATCH FRONT (MOD). Donna Fisher (435-649-0183 donnafisher@worldnet.att.net) is coordinating Friday road rides this season. Rides will mostly be in Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. July rides will begin at 9:00 AM, and the destination will be chosen based on the weather and winds. The weekly ride description, meeting place and time will be mailed to the WMC-BIKE list a few days to a day prior to the ride, keeping an eye on the weather. Helmets are required. Contact Donna with questions on the current ride, and with ideas for future Friday rides.


JUL 8 FRI - 10 SUN CLIMBING: LONE PEAK. Louis Arevalo will be leading a repeat of last year’s Lone Peak climb. If you’re interested call Louis @ 486-2894 or email him @ l.arevalo@comcast.net for more information or to register. Learn first hand about the hardships of “Man Camp”. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day).


JUL 9 SAT BIKE ROAD RIDE: CIRCLE THE JORDANELLE (MSD 50 miles). Join Marilyn Bickley (435-649-2603 mbickley@burgoyne.com) is going to ride clockwise around the Jordanelle Reservoir today. There will be a 3,500’ elevation gain in a couple good hills, but there are great downhills also, and the views should be great. You can buy food at both Kamas and Francis, or bring lunch with you. Meet at 8:00 AM at the Jeremy Ranch Elementary School (Exit #143 on I-80 on the North Frontage Road). Call Marilyn if the weather is questionable.


JUL 9 SAT SERVICE DAY. Only service-related day hiking activities. Please join a Club service activity!


JUL 9 SAT FAMILY SERVICE DAY HIKE: STEWARTS FALLS ON MOUNT TIMPANOGOS (NTD). Randy Long (943-0244) writes: Stewarts Falls is a large waterfall near the south end of Mount Timpanogos that approaches portions of more famous waterfalls in Yellowstone or Yosemite National Parks. The hike is comparable in difficulty to Salt Lake Overlook. This is a service day, so we’ll pick up trash along the way. Meet Randy at the 90th South Trax Park and Ride lot at 10 AM. Children of members may participate with the consent of the organizer (but no more than 2 per family). Limit: 9.


JUL 10 SUN DAY HIKE: BAKER PASS FROM BOWMAN FORK (MOD). Holly Smith (272-5358) will take the scenic route to the saddle between Gobblers Knob and Mt Raymond. Meet Holly at the Mill Creek Canyon Park and Ride lot at 8 AM. Limit: 9.


JUL 10 SUN DAY HIKE: BIG COTTONWOOD TWIN PEAKS (MSD). Mohamed Abdallah (466-9310) will ascend from Broads Fork and might go through the Wilson Chute to the top. This hike has scrambling and some exposure. Call Mohamed to register and get details. Limit: 9.


JUL 12 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY (MOD). 6 pm Tuesday rides this season will meet a various locations that will be sent to the wmc-bike email list or contact Vince at vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 1-435-649-6805. Anyone wanting to carpool from Salt Lake should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 5:15.


JUL 14 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Evening ride in either Park City (most likely starting at 6:00 pm) or in the Salt Lake Area (most likely starting at 5:30 pm). Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Hardy at hs@networld.com. Trail conditions permitting. Helmets are required.


JUL 14 THU CLIMBING: LISA FALLS. 4 miles up Little Cottonwood and 100 yards up the trail lead to cool slab climbing on these hot evenings. Be there by 6:00. Call Margy Anderson (566-5236 or Email margan55@yahoo.com if you have questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: Routes from 5.6 to 5.10, beginner to advanced climbing


JUL 15 FRI BIKE ROAD RIDE: BACK SIDE OF THE WASATCH FRONT (MOD). Donna Fisher (435-649-0183 donnafisher@worldnet.att.net) is coordinating Friday road rides this season. Rides will mostly be in Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. July rides will begin at 9:00 AM, and the destination will be chosen based on the weather and winds. The weekly ride description, meeting place and time will be mailed to the WMC-BIKE list a few days to a day prior to the ride, keeping an eye on the weather. Helmets are required. Contact Donna with questions on the current ride, and with ideas for future Friday rides.


JUL 16 SAT – 17 SUN BIKE ROAD RIDE: BEAR LAKE ANNUAL CENTURY (MOD-MSD). Help Bob Wright (801-274-0756 bobanddenna@msn.com) celebrate his 41st birthday by doing two laps around Bear Lake. All paved with inconsequential hills. We will camp at Garden City KOA on Saturday and start the century ride at 7:00 AM Sunday morning. Swimming and riding optional on Saturday. Call Bob to register for this ride.


JUL 16 SAT - 17 SUN BOATING: ALPINE CANYON (III). Join the River Goddess to the beautiful Alpine Canyon next to Jackson, WY. Lori has created a yahoo group. For more info subscribe to this group go to: Alpinecanyon-subscribe@yahoogroups.com put subscribe in the subject group. Fill in the requested info. You’ll be accepted when you receive a confirmation.


JUL 19 TUE BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY (MOD). 6 pm Tuesday rides this season will meet a various locations that will be sent to the wmc-bike email list or contact Vince at vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 1-435-649-6805. Anyone wanting to carpool from Salt Lake should meet at the Parley’s Kmart, and leave by 5:15.


JUL 21 THU BIKE MOUNTAIN: PARK CITY OR SALT LAKE CITY (MOD). Evening ride in either Park City (most likely starting at 6:00 pm) or in the Salt Lake Area (most likely starting at 5:30 pm). Ride description, time and meeting place will be emailed to members of the WMC biking list or contact Hardy at hs@networld.com. Trail conditions permitting. Helmets are required.


JUL 21 THU CLIMBING: NARCOLEPSY WALL. Be at the roadside parking area (2.4 miles from the electric sign) up Big Cottonwood before 6:00 pm so sign in and divvy gear. The walk up to this shady area south of the highway starts at 6:00. Craig Homer 201-0813 or email @ sail2mountains@earthlink.net with any questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: Routes from 5.8 to 5.11, moderate to advanced climbing. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day)


JUL 21 THU - 26 TUE BACKPACK: THE TETONS. Mohamed Abdallah (466-9310) plans to pack the whole ridge south to north, with a starting assist from the tram. Call Mohamed to register and get details.


JUL 23 SAT - 24 SUN DOG CAR CAMP: LAMOTTE PEAK IN THE UINTAS. Paul Flood (541-7496) plans to ascend from the Stillwater Fork, with a fairly long (7 miles each way) cross-country ascent to this 12,400-foot peak. Call Paul to register and get details. Members’ well-behaved dogs may participate with the consent of the organizer. Limit: 9.


JUL 28 THU - 31 SUN DOG BACKPACK AND/OR CAR CAMP: HIGH THIRTEENERS IN THE SAN JUANS. Join the first woman to climb Colorado’s 100 highest peaks for backpacking and summiting in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The mountains we’re aiming for are rarely visited so we’ll see lots of wildflowers and wildlife and few people. We’ll recover afterwards in the hot springs in Ridgeway, Colorado, and dine on outrageously decadent Mexican food and desserts at a variety of gourmet bakeries. The organizer is a meditation instructor so there will be opportunities to do that as well. Her climbing machine of a dog might come along. Trip may be relocated if weather rules this location out. Participants must have mountaineering and altitude experience. Contact Jane Koerner (1-435-797-1353 or mtspirit50@hotmail.com) to register and get more details.


JUL 28 THU CLIMBING: GATE BUTTRESS. 6:00 at the parking area 1.25 mile up Little Cottonwood Canyon from the neon sign. This is fine granite to get ready for the next City of Rocks trip. Call Craig Homer (201-0813) or Email (sail2mountains@earthlink.net if you have questions. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED (post climb Garlic Burgers at the Cotton Bottom are also recommended). Rating: Routes from 5.6 to 5.12, beginner to advanced climbing


JUL 29 FRI - 31 SUN CLIMBING: CITY OF ROCKS. Join us for a weekend at one of the best climbing areas in the West. Perfect edges, great friction, cool jugs, mellow approaches, beautiful camping, ya can’t go wrong! Katrina Grascher @ k.grascher@att.net to sign up for the climb. HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED. Rating: Routes from 5.6 and up. To support the acquisition and replacement of the WMC climbing gear needed to maximize climbing safety there will be a fee for all climbers ($15/year for WMC members, $30/year for non WMC members, or $5/day).


JUL 30 SAT - 31 SUN BACKPACK: NATURALIST BASIN IN THE UINTAS. Brent Waddoups (942-2620) will pack about 7 miles in along the Highline Trail to this gorgeous area with many fishable lakes and tall peaks. Call Brent to register and get details.


JUL 30 SAT FAMILY DAY HIKE: MORMON PIONEER NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL (MOD). To be authentic, Randy Long (943-0244) will hike uphill from Mormon Flat to the summit of the East Canyon Road, where there are meadows (including a former Pioneer camp), dense forests, beaver dams and maybe a small stream, with only a gentle climb. Meet Randy at the Skyline High School east lot at 9:30 AM. Adolescent children of members may participate with the consent of the organizer.


COMING ATTRACTIONS


AUG 5 FRI - AUG 13 SAT BACKPACK: WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS. Frederick Gabriel (277-7687) plans to pack the Highline Trail, part of the Continental Divide Trail. The trail parallels the range’s crest along a bench for 72 miles from Green River Lakes to Big Sandy. Since this is a one-way trip, we will have to do a car shuttle. The plan is to leave on Friday 5 August in the afternoon, camp at the exit point (I have not yet decided on the direction of travel) and leave a car, then drive to the trailhead and start backpacking on Saturday morning. Plan to backpack about 10 miles a day at 10K+ altitude for much of the time with 1 or 2 days rest/exploration day, depending on progress. Please call Frederick to register and get details.


AUG 6 SAT - 7 SUN BOATING: WESTWATER (III). Gene Dennis is organizing this trip. Gene Dennis 801-295-5252 higene27090@yahoo.com


AUG 20 SAT - 21 SUN BOATING: SPLIT Mt (III). Marilyn Smith at 801-273-0369 cincomaya@msn.com


AUG 27 2005 - SEP 5 BACKPACK: CALIFORNIA VOLCANOES. Mike Budig (328-4512) is planning a 60-mile backpack in the northern Sierra Nevada with optional day hikes afterward up Mt Lassen and Mt Shasta (requires crampons). Call Mike to register and get details.


AUG 28 SAT - SEP 4 SUN BOATING: BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE (I). 7 day Boundary Waters Canoe Trip, Jaynee Levy will be leading a seven-day (plus 2 days for roundtrip travel to MN) canoe trip in the Boundary Waters. The canoe itinerary will be chosen for its scenery and potential wildlife viewings. Jaynee will be working with an outfitter to rent lightweight canoe equipment, shuttle the group roundtrip from the airport to the put-in, and optional (included) transport to the Wolf Center, after the trip. Trip will include some food and accommodation the night before and after the trip. Rental of tents, sleeping bags, and provision of food will be decided upon once the group is set. Costs would range from about $200 plus airfare, to $500 plus airfare maximum for the week, depending upon the number of people who sign up and what we decide to have provided. Portages will be necessary. This trip is not for beginners unless

they partner with an experienced canoeist. Further details will be provided by email. A deposit to secure your position will be necessary. Please sign up soon to finalize arrangements. jarole@sisna.com, jlevy@blm.gov, (435) 636-3620 - work, 435-637-1049- home


SEP 7 TUE BOATING: MAIN SALMON (III). Kathy Jones is planning a late season trip for 6 - 7 days. Put-in Sept.7 or 8? Further details to follow. Kathy Jones 801-523-2593 cooperdog1@comcast.net


SEP 14 WED - 19 MON BACKPACK: YELLOWSTONE. Mike Budig (328-4512) will pack along the south boundary of the park, visiting Hart Lake. There will be an optional day hike up Mt Sheridan. Call Mike to register and get more details.


SEP 29 THU - OCT 2 SUN CAR CAMP: NEEDLES. John and Martha Veranth (278-5826) have the Split Top Cave group site reserved from Thursday night through the weekend. Plenty of day hiking opportunities in the front country of Canyonlands NP. Plan to leave on Thursday afternoon. Call John or Martha to register and get details.


OCT 28-NOV 20 NEW ZEALAND EXPLORATION. **SPACE STILL AVAILABLE** Explore North and South Islands of New Zealand on this 23 day trip. Included is air transport, lodging, local transport by bus with a guide/facilitator to help us experience the highlights of New Zealand. A detailed trip itinerary and trip description will be sent to anyone requesting one. Those wishing to be on the reservation list should send a $300 check made out to Vince DeSimone to POBox 680111, Park City, UT 84068-0111. The check will not be cashed until you have had a chance to review trip details. vincedesimone@yahoo.com or 435 649 6805. The trip will fill up. Fourteen people have sent a deposit. If you are interested act quickly. The itinerary follows:

New Zealand 23 days

+1 USA evening departure Fri October 28, 2005

1 In transit Sat 29

2 Arrival Auckland Sun 30

3 Auckland Mon 31

4 Auckland-Bay of Islands Tue November 1, 2005

5 Bay of Islands Wed 2

6 Bay of Islands-Rotorua Thu 3

7 Rotorua Fri 4

8 Taupo-visit Marae Sat 5

9 Tongariro National Park-Napier Sun 6

10 Napier-Wellington Mon 7

11 Wellington - Nelson Tue 8

12 Abel Tasman National Park Wed 9

13 Nelson - Greymouth Thu 10

14 Greymouth-Fox Glacier Fri 11

15 Fox Glacier-Queenstown Sat 12

16 Queenstown Sun 13

17 Queenstown Mon 14

18 Queenstown-Te Anau Tue 15

19 Te Anau Wed 16

20 Te Anau-Christchurch Thu 17

21 Christchurch Fri 18

22 Christchurch-Aukland Sat 19

23 depart Auckland-Arrival USA Sun 20


ADVENTURE IN NEPAL! As a lover of the mountains, you owe it to yourself to visit the greatest mountains on Earth at least once. Join Bob Norris in October for a classic trek in the drainage below Everest with an option to climb 22000’ Mera peak. I have been to Nepal many times, and my close personal relationship with Sangge Sherpa, the owner of the company that will provide the local porters, guides, etc. insures that you will have the very finest service at the best possible price. How about three weeks with EVERYTHING covered including airfare for approx. $3000! For information contact:


March 2006 - Kilimanjaro Climb/Safari

If you have never climbed the highest mountain in Africa - 19,340ft-, now is the time todo it. We will take the Machame/Western Breach route in 8 days. Then we will do a short Safari in Tanzania- 4 nights/5days-.The new dates are 2/27/06 thru 3/14/06 and the price for the land arrangements are $2443.00 (climb only $1548.00, Safari $895.00 for 4 plus travelers), a total of 17 days (2005 prices). If you do not want to do the Safari, and or spend an extra day in Arusha before the climb, we can work that one out too. Be a part of this great trip and then contact Christel Sysak at 801-943-0316 or Christel@vacation.com



NON-WMC ACTIVITIES


JUN 4 SAT SERVICE: NATIONAL TRAIL DAY. Join the Mountain Trails foundation on National Trail day to work on various trails in the Park City area. Contact mountaintrails.org for more information.