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Free Shuttle to Run in Little Cottonwood Canyon March 12 for Dispersed Recreational Users

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance is hosting a free shuttle event in Little Cottonwood Canyon for Sat., March 12, 2016 for dispersed recreational users such as snowshoers, hikers, and backcountry skiers and split-boarders. Dubbed the Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Shuttle Day, the event’s goals are to collect participant feedback, and to raise awareness of transportation and possible solutions that exist today that can reduce traffic congestion in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Utah Mountain Shuttle will provide multiple 12-passenger vans, reservations can be made while the service is free, participants must register here https://sites.google.com/site/utahmountianbikeshuttle/.

WBA Shuttle Day

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Shuttle Day Event Details
WHEN: Sat., March, 12, 2016, Shuttles running from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shuttle Pickup: Smiths / Shopko Parking lot 2039 E. 9400 South
Little Cottonwood Shuttle Stops: Tanners, White Pine, Our Lady of the Snows, and the Summer Road (Grizzly Gulch)
Shuttle Schedule: Each stop will see a van approximately every 30 minutes from 7 (frequency depends on traffic and weather conditions)a.m. – 4 p.m. A final sweeper shuttle will hit each stop at around 5 p.m.
Van RSVP: https://sites.google.com/site/utahmountianbikeshuttle/

Member-driven Event
More than 650 Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Facebook fans took a poll asking if they would try a shuttle once, and more than 96% responded with a Yes answer. Additionally the Facebook poll received more than 100 individual comments on topics ranging from ideas of how to make a shuttle work, to alternative ideas, and operational questions. Based on the overwhelming support from the poll, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance decided to organize the one-day Shuttle Day event.

Sponsors & Volunteers
Many sponsors are supporting the Shuttle Day, including Alta environmental center, Black Diamond, DPS Skis, Friends of Alta, Salt Cycles Bike Shop, shopko, Canyon Center Shopping Center, Utah Mountain Shuttle, Utah Avalanche Center, Voile, Wasatch Touring, and Winter Wildlands Alliance. Businesses and individuals wishing to participate in the event as volunteers, or sponsors can email bradr@wasatchbackcountryalliance.org.

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