HIKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HIKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Hike of the Week: Mount Olympus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58297876-117/hikers-trail-mount-olympus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58297876-117/hikers-trail-mount-olympus.html.csp">Hike of the Week: Mount Olympus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:01:02.795-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Getting there • The Mount Olympus trailhead is located near 5800 South on Wasatch Boulevard in Holladay. Directions • Right from the start, hikers will begin their strenuous climb to the iconic ridge by climbing a series of trail stairs, which level out for a brief moment at Pete’s Rock. Though the trail appears to divert to the left, hikers should keep their eyes trained ahead, climb over a rocky patch of trail, and continue upwards. Continue hiking as the exposed trail winds up the mountai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297876@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:01:02 MDT Recreation: Hiking meetup group stokes new relationships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58177411-117/group-hike-hiking-meetup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58177411-117/group-hike-hiking-meetup.html.csp">Recreation: Hiking meetup group stokes new relationships</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:14.059-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seven hikers gathered just east of the Utah Capitol as the last light of day shone through the thick and humid summer air. The group of almost complete strangers was set for a short night hike in Memory Grove, hoping to beat out the rain promised by the cloud cover above. This is the Wasatch Hikers and Outdoors Group, comprising people that have usually never met, but all enjoy getting out for recreation in the mountains, forests and deserts of Utah. Formed on the networking site Meetup, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58177411@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:14 MDT Hiker found dead in Utah identified as Kansas City man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58221778-78/amp-goodrich-group-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58221778-78/amp-goodrich-group-car.html.csp">Hiker found dead in Utah identified as Kansas City man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T21:33:43.931-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 09:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The hiker found dead in central Utah has been identified as David Ross Goodrich, 52, of Kansas City, Mo. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office identified him on Thursday. On Tuesday, Goodrich was in Horseshoe Canyon, an extension of Canyonlands National Park, when a group of hikers came upon him at about 1 p.m., according to a county press release. He asked them for food and water, which they gave him. He also asked them to take care of his dog, which was in his car at the trailhead. The group of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221778@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:33:43 MDT Hiker dies in high temperatures in Wayne County canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217999-78/amp-canyon-county-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217999-78/amp-canyon-county-group.html.csp">Hiker dies in high temperatures in Wayne County canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T15:55:05.836-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 03:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">High temperatures may have contributed to a hiker’s death Tuesday in a Wayne County canyon. The man was in Horseshoe Canyon when a group of hikers came upon him about 1 p.m., according to a county press release. The man asked them for food and water, which they gave him. He also asked them to take care of his dog, which was in his car at the trailhead. The group of hikers relayed the man’s request to another group of hikers, who went back to the trailhead and let the man’s dog out of the car. A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217999@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:55:05 MDT Hike of the week: Wheatgrass Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58118655-117/trail-hikers-canyon-road.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58118655-117/trail-hikers-canyon-road.html.csp">Hike of the week: Wheatgrass Canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T17:51:01.838-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 05:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Getting there •From Salt Lake City, take Interstate 15 to the 344 exit at 12th Street. Turn right at the exit, continue on 12th Street heading east. The street will turn into Canyon Road. Continue up Canyon Road, past Pineview Reservoir, then turn right on Utah State Road 39. Continue on that road, past several forest service campgrounds, then turn right at Red Cliff Ranch onto a frontage road. Follow this road until you reach the gate for Camp Kiesel. Park in the dirt area in front of the gate....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58118655@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:51:01 MDT Cache County rescuers retrieve injured hikers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58102734-78/injured-hikers-cache-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58102734-78/injured-hikers-cache-county.html.csp">Cache County rescuers retrieve injured hikers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T08:44:09.497-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cache County Search and Rescue crews worked through the night to rescue two Logan hikers early Monday who were injured while sliding down a snow-covered slope. Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck said a group of half a dozen young male and female adults were hiking in the vicinity of Mount Logan late Sunday when they decided on impromptu “skiing” in their tennis shoes down the snow-covered slope. One 21-year-old male lost control and slid through snow and rocks for about 1,000 feet and off a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58102734@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:44:09 MDT