Deseret Land and Livestock

I-80, exit 191 (Wahsatch exit), Utah
Just outside of Evanston, Wyoming
United States

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Overview | Scheduling | Itinerary | Essentials | Training | Other


Overview

1. In what months are treks allowed at the site?
June to August

2. What is the cost per person to use the site?
$15 per person

3. How many participants can the site accommodate at a time?
The site can accommodate groups of up to 600. The maximum capacity is five groups and 1,600 people at a time.

4. How many handcarts are available?
156

Scheduling

1. Who may schedule a trek? Wards? Stakes? Families?
Wards and stakes

2. How far in advance should treks be scheduled?
Treks are scheduled one to four years in advance.

3. Who is the site contact for more information and scheduling?
Elder and Sister Peart at dllhandcarttreks@gmail.com or 1-801-386-2979

4. Are missionaries available to help with treks? What services and activities will they provide?
Two sets of missionaries help each trek group. They lead the trek on the trail, provide helpful information, and assist in planning. They can also provide campfire stories and dance calling if requested.

Itinerary

1. What is the recommended length (in days) of a trek at the site?
The optimal trek at this site requires four days and three nights, starting on Wednesday and finishing on Saturday. Treks can also be three days and two nights, but the trail mileage is the same, so these treks require more walking each day.

2. How long are the trek trails?
The trek routes are 25 to 30 miles long.

3. Is the trek a set route, or is there flexibility for different schedules and routes?
The treks are planned along set routes and assigned according to the size of the group. The groups can adjust their itinerary to match the trail they are assigned.

4. What trek activities can be done at the site (such as a river crossing and women’s pull)?
The site includes a women’s pull but not a river crossing. Groups camp in a new area each night.

Essentials

1. Is water available at the site? How do groups handle transporting water? Do they bring their own containers?
A 500-gallon tank of water is pulled on a trailer with the group. The ward or stake must provide the truck to pull this trailer. Individuals should bring their own water bottles, and trek groups should bring at least two five-gallon containers for each handcart. The “kitchen” will need its own containers.

2. Are pit toilets or portable toilets available on the property? If not, how do trek groups handle sanitation?
The site has portable toilets fixed on a flatbed trailer that travels with the group. Each ward or stake should provide the truck to pull the trailer.

3. How are trek groups to handle trash?
Each handcart is required to have a large bag for trash. Trek groups are required to have a cleanup detail. At the end of the trek, the trash is placed in dumpsters at the site staging area.

4. What is the fire protocol at the site?
Open fires are not allowed on the ground, but the site provides fire barrels that can be used in June. Trekkers will need to bring their own wood and haul away the ashes when using the fire barrels. These rules are adjusted according to weather conditions and area fire restrictions.

Training

1. Do missionaries from the site provide training to trek leaders? Is the training mandatory? When is it offered? How much does it cost per leader?
Missionaries provide a one-day training seminar for trek leaders. This training is held at the site, normally each August for groups that will be doing a trek the next year. The training is optional but is recommended. There is no cost to participate.

2. Does the site have a site-specific handbook?
No

Other

1. Does the site rent handcarts for groups to use at different locations?
No

2. Are other activities, besides trek, offered at the site?
No