WSU Outdoor Program Invites Community to Summit Ogden’s Peaks
OGDEN, Utah – Participants in Weber State University’s Summer Summit Series will conquer three Ogden Peaks: Lewis Peak, Ben Lomond and Mount Ogden beginning June 17 at 7 a.m.
WSU’s Outdoor Program planned the summit series, which focuses on getting members of the campus community outdoors, active, enjoying and exploring the wonders of nature found so close to the university.
“It is important to show people the excellent recreation resources available right here in Ogden,” said Jamie Bernstein, Outdoor Program assistant coordinator. “With the three prominent peaks all easily visible, it seemed obvious that we should run a hiking series to show people how accessible these mountains really are and give them trip and activity ideas they can repeat on their own."
The hikes are evenly spread among the three summer months. The planned summits are Lewis Peak, June 17; Ben Lomond, July 8; and Mount Ogden, Aug. 5.
The hikes are free, but participants need to preregister and bring their own day pack, sturdy shoes, food, water, jacket and sun protection. Hikers should meet at the Outdoor Program building on the southeast corner of campus (4022 Stadium Way, Ogden) at 7 a.m.
“Hiking is good for your legs and your heart, and nature is good for your brain,” Bernstein said. “Take the trip with us if you're nervous about getting out on your own, and you will feel much better about doing it in the future. We hope participants will learn about local recreation resources to use in developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle while making new friends.”
Participants who summit all three peaks will receive a free Outdoor Program hat as proof of the accomplishment.
For more information on the Outdoor Program, visit weber.edu/outdoor.
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