July 20, 2013
Commemorative Trek to First Pioneer Campsite in the Salt Lake Valley
7:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013
Donner Park (2770 East and 990 South)
Salt Lake City
2013will be our 9th year with the Commemorative Trek to First Pioneer Campsite in the Salt Lake Valley.
During this family-oriented event, you can walk in the footsteps of the 1847 pioneers in a festive and commemorative hike that follows Emigration Creek through beautiful Salt Lake City neighborhoods. Points of interest will be described and pioneer conveyances demonstrated along the way. Foods prepared during the era will be discussed.
The hike begins at 7 a.m. at Donner Park (2770 East and 990 South, east of Hogle Zoo) and ends at First Encampment Park (1700 South and 500 East), near the site where the pioneers camped in the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847. The hike is five miles long. Please arrange your transportation accordingly.
Families are encouraged to participate, but no unaccompanied children can be accommodated. Wagons and strollers for children are welcome. No bicycles, skateboards or scooters are allowed, except as reasonably necessary to facilitate disability access. To add to the festivities, participants are welcome to bring an American flag, wear a name tag or dress in period costume to honor a pioneer. Be sure to bring your own water!
A 2013 highlight will be a light breakfast at the conclusion of the hike for a nominal cost.
Commemorative badges will be issued to all participants at the conclusion of the hike.
There is no fee, but please register for the hike (see below).
Pioneer Home Tours
We hope to make arrangements for tours of the Wilford Woodruff Farmhouse at 1604 South 500 East in Salt Lake City after the Hike inasmuch as it is near the Hike’s end point. The Farmhouse recently underwent restoration efforts and this would be an unusual opportunity to view the interior with your family.
To register for the First Encampment Hike or for more information contact:
Wayne Howcroft at 801.463.1045 or Kathi Izatt, 801.257.7959, firstname.lastname@example.org
*This event is not sponsored by The Days of ’47, Inc.