Can I take artifacts home that I find on the trail? Back to Top
No please leave all artifacts where they are so all can see them. Take as many pictures of them as you please, but leave them on the trail.
Where can I find a pioneer costume... ? Back to Top
You can search the internet, but DI is a good place to look.
How far is the 3 day trek? Back to Top
Approximately 18 miles
How far from Salt Lake City is the Trek?
Approximately 115 to the trail head.
Do the buses have to travel on gravel roads, and if so how far do they have to travel on the gravel roads? Back to Top
Yes, some bus companies will not travel off the paved roads. You need to check and make sure. The drop off at the trail head is approx. 3 miles on the gravel road. The pick-up at the end is approx. 6 miles on the gravel road.
Is there a place to park vehicles? Back to Top
There is a gravel parking lot available for extra vehicles. It will accommodate 100 or more.
Is there a place to do a Women's pull? Back to Top
There are several places that would work. The best place is the afternoon of your second day or the morning of your third day.
Can we bring horses? Back to Top
No. (if you need further explanation, refer to the picture in the photo gallery of the horse and rider) Sorry but there is too much liability involved. Horses are too unpredictable.
Can we brings UTV's to follow along the trail behind the trekkers? Back to Top
We will allow 1 UTV, (no ATV's) (as an emergency vehicle) to follow behind the trek. All other vehicles will need to be parked in the parking area.
What about vehicles in camp? Back to Top
You may have 1 vehicle and trailer (i.e. you food vehicle/trailer) in camp with you. The rest of your vehicles will need to be in the parking area, or in the designated support vehicle areas.
Does the support staff have to walk the trail? Back to Top
No, unless they would like to, the may go directly to camp.
Should we bring tents? Back to Top
That is completely up to you. Depending on the weather it may be a good idea to come prepared with tents. Weather is very unpredictable.
Does the wind blow? Back to Top
What are the campgrounds like? Back to Top
Rustic campgrounds have port-a-potties, fire pits, and water. We want the experience to be as authentic as possible.
What kind of bathrooms facilities are there? Back to Top
There are port-a-potties in the campgrounds as well as half way along the trail each day.
Is there hand-sanitizer in the port-a-potties? Back to Top
Yes there is. We would recommend that you bring extra as it tends to run out a lot. It is a good idea to encourage the youth to bring their own personal bottle if they are concerned about it.
How much of the trek is on the original pioneer trail? Back to Top
Approximately 70-80% of the 3 day trek is on the original trail.
Are there snakes along the trek? Back to Top
Yes, there are some snakes (water snakes) that may be seen along the trail, but no rattlesnakes or other poisonous snakes.
Do we need to worry about ticks and mosquitoes? Back to Top
Yes there are ticks and mosquitoes. It is a good idea to come prepared for both.
What are the dimensions of the handcarts? Back to Top
The box is 4x4 ft sq. The side rails are 11" high. The wheels are 54" in diameter.
How many people per handcart?
We would encourage you to plan on 8-10 people per handcart. This number would include Ma and Pa. You will need the additional strength to traverse up and down the hills.
What is the terrain like? Back to Top
The terrain consists of flat to rolling hills interspersed with sagebrush, grass and juniper trees. There are a couple of steeper hills such as "gravel hill". Different than other handcart treks which are mostly flat. There is a good combination of flat terrain and hills that will provide your youth with a variety of experiences in pulling/pushing the handcarts.
What is the trail like? Back to Top
A lot of the trail is the way mother nature has groomed it since our pioneer ancestors came across. You will be following a "two track" much of the time. Some of the time you will be traveling across sagebrush and through washes carved out from years of trail erosion.
Do we need to bring warm clothes? Back to Top
Yes, evenings in Wyoming tend to get a bit chilly.