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Utah Freedom Hike 2020 | Ben Lomond Peak Trail | Friday, 07. August 2020

"Doing what we love to fight what we hate"  As a freedom hiker, we are using our passion for hiking to help raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking and help set women and children free from sexual slavery.
Come and join the adventure and help us raise awareness for anti-humantrafficking in 2020!   
As a Freedom Hiker, you will have access to fundraising tools and resources to help you make a difference.  We work as a team to share our message and encourage friends and family to learn more how they too can help.  Then together in Aug, we will hike to the summit of Ben Lomond Peak to celebrate & share our message #forfreedom from the summit. 
Nobody deserves to live a life of slavery, and we are doing something about it.  Will you join us?
UT 2020 Freedom Hike: Ben Lomond Peak Trail via North Fork 
At 9,712 feet, Ben Lomond is the highest peak overlooking the Ogden area. From the summit, the Wasatch Range can be seen stretching 100 miles from the Idaho border to Salt Lake City. You also have great views out over the Great Salt Lake.  Moose are commonly seen along the lower trail. The trail ascends an east-facing slope that happens to be one of the wettest in the state and so its wild flower display is unparalleled. The mountain wildflower season for the wasatch mountains is at its peak during the first week of August.
Event Agenda: Aug 7th, 8th, and 9th (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Friday:  Arrive to the Ogden area for those coming from out of town.
Saturday Noon: Snowbasin Gondola Ride + Lunch
Saturday Evening: Hiker Dinner at Lodging
Sunday Morning: Hike Ben Lomond (5:00 am)
Post-Hike event: approx 3 pm Blues, Brews, BBQ at Snowbasin (food and drinks not included in ticket price)

Lodging :
Hikers coming from outside the Ogden area are invited to stay Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in a vacation rental home donated by a local sponsor.  Please make sure to select the ticket that includes lodging. 
Ogden area hikers, please select the ticket option without lodging to make room for others.
Your ticket of $65 includes:

Saturday Lunch + Gondola Ride
Saturday Evening Dinner
Lodging Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Hike + Lodging Ticket Only)

Please read the following physical requirements and expectations before signing up.

Agree to commit to fundraising for the UT freedom hiker fundraising campaign. You set your own goal. In years past hikers have raised an average of $1200. We are believe in achieving big things together!
Agree to commit to your personal health and fitness (working out 3-4 days a week)
Agree to 8 weeks of training hikes leading up to the event (as we get closer the weekly hikes will require 4-5 hours on your feet)
Agree to help raise awareness for the UT Freedom Hiker campaign by sharing with your friends and family
Agree to join us for a monthly call to share and connect.
Agree to provide your own food (excluding the lunch and dinner included in the ticket price) and transportation. 
Understand that we are not promised blue skies and sun shine on the day of the hike (we will pray)
Agree to obtain any recommended gear (day pack, hiking shoes, water filter, bear spray, hiking poles)
Agree to hike at your own risk and sign a liability release before the event
Understand that if you do not follow the training requirements we reserve the right to release you from the event for the safety of all participants
Agreed to HAVE FUN and remember the purpose and reason we hike.

Thank you for considering being part of an adventure that will free people all over the world!
***Please note***
If you are traveling from locations at or near sea level, we ask that you plan to arrive Friday Aug 7th, 2 days prior to your hike day to get acclimated to the high elevation. This will decrease (not eliminate) your risk of experiencing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).