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General Announcements

Brett Smith

We are sorry to share the news that Brett Smith - long time member of the WMC - passed away last night. Brett was currently serving as Trails Maintenance Coordinator.

Brett was known by many in the club. He was an avid supporter of all things outdoors and shared his passion and experience with many of us. He will be greatly missed. The family is planning to celebrate Brett's life June 23rd, 2019 at the Storm Mountain Picnic area. Located 2.8 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd (Highway 190) Group site: G1.

Time: Show up any time from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Note: Limited parking at the group site, carpool if possible, parking along Big Cottonwood Rd area and walk in.

This will be an informal gathering, to share stories and memories about Brett's life with friends and family. There will be no formal services. Please plan on stopping by to share your experiences and connect with your friends. This will be an open air event, as Brett would appreciate, so dress accordingly (no formal wear allowed!). Light refreshments will be provided.

Cindy Crass has also organized a memorial hike (June 23) in his memory.

Info can be found at https://www.wasatchmountainclub.org/calendar/2019/June/23/hike-for-brett-smith.php

Stop by afterwards for a cold beverage toast, to his life.

Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off at the Lodge Saturday, June 29th!

Come join the WMC Lodge Foundation for their annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off at the Lodge at Brighton. If you are interested in cooking, set up starts at noon and entry is FREE for all dutch overn cookers! Social hour starts at 3:00 and dinners will start being served at 5:00. $20 donation suggested. Please email or call JoDene for more information or to sign up as a dutch oven cooker at jodene.arakelian@gmail.com or 801-413-9496. Remember to check the Activity Calendar for nearby activities that you can participate in before the cook-off to work up an appetite. We look forward to seeing you there and having another delicious and fun cook-off!

Rambler Articles - updated!

Thank you for all the amazing trip reports that members and organizers have been submitting. The Rambler is what the members make it and we are so grateful for your thoughtful contributions! Recently, some members have expressed interest in writing trip reports, but feel a little nervous to put their voice out there. Completely understandable! Writing a trip report can be a little scary the first time, but having the courage to be vulnerable and try something new is worth the risk. I think as outdoor enthusiasts we can all attest to that!

For those of you who want to try doing something a little different in your trip report or maybe you are just nervous to write your first one, the Rambler Editors are providing you with a list of questions to help get you started on your Trip Reporting journey! 

  • What was fun about the event?
  • What was different about this event: A new place? A different season? New organizer? Interesting animal or encounter with nature?
  • What did you see? Describe it.
  • What was exciting?
  • Was this an event that pushed you physically, mentally, emotionally? Show us.
  • What sort of new connections did you make?
  • What went well? What would you do differently?
  • Was there something that stood out to you in particular? Show us.
  • How did you feel when you reached your destination or when you were done?
  • Was this a different or first time event for you (car camping, trail maintenance, climbing, etc)? Describe how that felt.

Wasatch Mountain Club, 1390 South 1100 East Suite 103, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2462
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