The WSU Mount Ogden Hike Tradition
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|Date: October 3rd, 2015|
|Registration: 7:30am-9:30am Snow Basin Resort|
|Event Ends Anticipated Ending 4:00pm (Keep in mind that each hiker will travel at thier own pace and end time may very per person)|
|Location: Mt Ogden|
|WSU Price: Free|
|Non WSU Price: Free|
Skill Level: Choose a trail based on your skill level.
2) Mount Ogden via Taylor Canyon
3) Mount Ogden via Beus Canyon
|Fitness Level: Low to moderate. Hike at your own pace.|
|Transportation: This year we will provide a bus from WSU to Snow basin. The bus will pick up participants at University Village at 7:15 am and the Browning Center at 7:35 am. (The bus is first come first serve) Participants riding the bus can expect to return to WSU at approximately 4:00 pm.|
|Equipment Provided: No equipment will be provided but equipment is available at the WSU Outdoor Program Rental Center. Register the morning of and receive a WSU T-shirt.|
Join the Tradition “The Mount Ogden Hike Tradition”
On October 4, 1922 a group of over 350 Weber College students, faculty and administrators hiked to the summit of Mount Ogden to erect a 20-foot steel flagpole. David O. McKay, noted Weberite, dedicated the site accompanied by a chorus of “Purple and White”. The Mount Ogden (and later “Flaming W”) Hike was held intermittently through the years, but was officially re-instituted in 1987. The trek to the top of the Peak has continued every year since—sometimes in wind, rain and even snow, but most often in beautiful Fall weather.
This year the tradition continues. We encourage WSU affiliates, families, and general public to come get involved. We extend a special welcome to WSU students, faculty, staff. There are three designated trails to choose from: Beus Canyon Trail, Taylor Canyon Trail, or Snowbasin Trail. Hike leaders will be available on the Snowbasin trail only. Guided hikes will leave the registration table area at 8:00a.m., 9:00a.m., and 9:30a.m. A WSU bus will be provided for transportation from the WSU University Village at 7:15a.m.) and the Browning Center at 7:35a.m. to Snowbasin resort. Recreational hikers may select a starting time at any one of three trailheads. Suggested starting times are listed below. Hikers should aim for a summit arrival by 11:00a.m. and return to the Saddle for the traditional program at 12:00 PM. Bus will leave Snowbasin at approximately 4:00p.m. Participants riding the bus are strongly encouraged to ride the Gondola down from Mt Ogden so they do not hold up other participants riding the bus home.