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WSU’s traditional hike to the top of Mount Ogden set for Oct. 5

Weber State University’s yearly hike to the top of Mount Ogden is set for Saturday, Oct. 5.
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OGDEN — Weber State University students faculty and staff, as well as the general public, are invited to carry on a yearly tradition by hiking Mount Ogden on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The hike first started in 1922 when a group of over 350 Weber College students, faculty and administrators hiked to the summit to erect a 20-foot steel flagpole. The hike was held intermittently through the years but was reinstituted in 1987.

Participants this year will have three designated trails to choose from: Snowbasin Trail, Beus Canyon Trail or Taylor Canyon Trail.

WSU Outdoor Program student trip leaders will be available at the Snowbasin trailhead to lead this years hike along with WSU President Brad Mortensen beginning at 8:30 a.m. Check in is at the registration booth in front of Earl’s Lodge. Experienced hikers are welcome to select from any of the three trailheads listed. Hikers should aim for a summit arrival by 11 a.m. and return to the mountain’s saddle for the traditional program at noon.

Free limited busing will be provided to and from Snowbasin Resort. The bus will leave the WSU Browning Center at 7:15 a.m. It will leave Snowbasin to return to WSU at approximately 2 p.m, or as soon as all participants are on board.

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