Overview of the History of the Community of Brighton
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Overview of the History of the Community of Brighton

Events and Families Instrumental to the Founding, Settlement and Growth of the Community of Brighton, Utah

Join us for an evening of stories about Brighton's vibrant past as the Brighton Institute begins works on a special project to create a comprehensive history of the canyon.

Doug Fry will be sharing stories of Brighton’s vibrant history!

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Autumn Photography... How to Take Print-Worthy Photos
Sep
28
6:00 AM06:00

Autumn Photography... How to Take Print-Worthy Photos

Catch peak colors at their source and experience autumn through the eyes of a professional photographer. Join Photographer Roger Sondrup on Saturday September 28th for a sunrise hike up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Bring your cameras tripods, triggers and filters, because this will be a exciting fast paced, learning intensive hike. Learn the right camera settings to execute the perfect long exposure. Discover how to dial-in your polarized filter to capture the most color. Or just come along for the hike, and see first hand exactly what it takes to get the right photo. 

We will meet at the Mill D parking lot at 6:00am and will be hiking up the Mill D trail to Lake Desolation. To get there, follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 S. Wasatch Boulevard) about 9.5 miles up the canyon to the Mill D North Fork Trailhead about 0.2 miles before Spruces Campground on the north side of the road.

Class size is limited to 15, so registration is required. This class is FREE!

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autum-photography-how-to-take-printworthy-photos-registration-71966382387

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Brighton History Walk
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Brighton History Walk

The Brighton History Walk is a chance for people not familiar with the basic history of the Brighton community to participate in a walking tour, led by Jolene Despain, primarily focused around the Brighton loop road. The tour will include historical sites from the area’s original settlement by pioneers through more recent times. At most sites, historic photos will be shared and participants will learn about the evolution of the site.

Meet in front of the Brighton Store.

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Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry
Sep
14
8:30 PM20:30

Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry

Join an expert astronomer for a glimpse into the nighttime sky. We will view stars and planets through a telescope, identify stars and constellations, and hear some of the folklore that surrounds them. Participants should meet outside the Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery at 8:30 pm for the star talk; stargazing will start at 9 pm Bring warm clothing, wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for cool mountain temperatures. For more information, please call 801-517-7712.

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Our Air Quality
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Our Air Quality

Dawn Monson with the non-profit Breathe Utah will be giving us an update on our air quality. She will be discussing what inversions are and how they are formed, what we put into the inversions and what the sources are, what the impacts of these pollutants are, and she will present some information on up-to-date laws and regulations.

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A Native People's Perspective on the History of Big Cottonwood Canyon
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

A Native People's Perspective on the History of Big Cottonwood Canyon

Darren Parry is the Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation and a descendant of Native American chiefs who shared, with the Utes, the Salt Lake valleys and canyons before the trappers, Franciscan Fathers and Mormon pioneers. He has an interesting story to tell about how the canyon was viewed and used by the native peoples.

Darren serves on the Board of Directors for the American West Heritage Center, in Wellsville, Utah, the Utah State Museum board and serves on the Advisory Board of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  In 2017 he received the Esto Perpetua Award, given to the person who preserves and promotes history in the State of Idaho.  He is the only person from Utah to receive that award.  He attended the University of Utah and Weber State University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, with an emphasis on History.  His passions in life are his family including his Tribal family.   The story of the Bear River Massacre and the outcomes of that horrific event need to be remembered. He is currently working hard to raise money and awareness so an Interpretive Center can be built at the massacre site.   It is important that the Shoshone perspective is heard.

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Nature Hike to Lake Mary
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Nature Hike to Lake Mary

  • Lake Mary Trailhead at Brighon Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will head up the Brighton ski slope towards Lake Mary looking for late summer flowers, checking out bog areas for interesting flowers like saxifrage, bog orchids, monkey flower and monkshood. We will admire and identify the trees and surrounding mountains and talk about the history of the canyon, all while looking and listening for birds and moose on the way.  We will walk at a relaxing pace tailored to the group’s abilities and desires. Come join us!

Meet at the Brighton Resort parking lot near the Lake Mary trailhead.

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Storytelling... Building the History of Brighton
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Storytelling... Building the History of Brighton

Join us for an evening of stories about Brighton's vibrant past as the Brighton Institute begins works on a special project to create a comprehensive history of the canyon.

Brooke and Jill Derr will be sharing the history of the lower canyon.

Photo: Circa 1900, Maxfield Lodge, Copyright Utah State Historical Society

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Brighton History Walk
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Brighton History Walk

The Brighton History Walk with Keith Stebbings is a chance for people not familiar with the basic history of the Brighton community to participate in a walking tour primarily focused around the Brighton loop road. The tour will include historical sites from the area’s original settlement by pioneers through more recent times. At most sites, historic photos will be shared and participants will learn about the evolution of the site.

Meet in front of the Brighton Store.

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Wildflower Walk
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Wildflower Walk

We will head up the wildflower covered Brighton ski slope towards Lake Mary looking for fields of elephant head flowers and other bog areas teaming with many interesting flowers like saxifrage, bog orchids, monkey flower and monkshood right next to the path.  Also looking and listening for birds and moose on the way.  We will walk at a relaxing pace tailored to the group’s abilities and desires. Come join us!

Meet at the Milly Chalet at Brighton Resort.

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Solitude Summer Fest
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Solitude Summer Fest

Escape the heat and celebrate the height of summer at Solitude! Join us on Sunday, August 4 for a fun-filled day with the whole family. The options for your midsummer adventure are endless!

Get off the ground with a climbing wallbounce house, and trampoline from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hit the trails for a hike or load your mountain bike on the Sunrise chairlift between 10:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. for a downhill expedition.

Turn up the flair with face painting and a balloon artist on site from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., or buy a white Solitude tee from Canyon Fever and add your own twists and swirls at our tie-dye booth between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Get down with the jam-band stylings and soulful, classic covers of Salt Lake City's own Gorgeous Gourds on the Village Green from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Plan Your Day
9:30 to 6:30 – Powderhorn Adventure Center open
10 to 6 – Sunrise chairlift open
10 to 5 – climbing wall
10 to 5 – bounce house
10 to 5 – trampoline
10 to 5 – Clif Bar sampling
12 to 5 – $2 ice cream scoops in the Village
1 to 5 – face painting and balloon artist
3 to 5 – Gorgeous Gourds on the Village Green
3 to 5 – tie-dye booth

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Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry
Aug
3
8:30 PM20:30

Stargazing at Solitude Ski Resort with Rodger Fry

Join an expert astronomer for a glimpse into the nighttime sky. We will view stars and planets through a telescope, identify stars and constellations, and hear some of the folklore that surrounds them. Participants should meet outside the Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery at 8:30 pm for the star talk; stargazing will start at 9 pm Bring warm clothing, wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for cool mountain temperatures. For more information, please call 801-517-7712.

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