What is Trek?
What is the purpose of Trek?
Trek will help us appreciate the faith, obedience, perseverance, and sacrifice of early Mormon pioneers. We will learn from the past to gain strength and courage for the future.
When will trek be held?
What pre-Trek and post-Trek events are being planned?
Where is the trek being held?
Who can participate in trek?
Can the youth bring friends on the trek?
Can any adult in the stake go on trek who wants to go?
What is the registration deadline?
How will we get to and from the trek location?
How far will we be walking each day?
Can I attend only part of Pioneer Trek, or leave and come back, if necessary?
What medical provisions are going to be provided?
There will be at least one physician on the trek who is dedicated to medical surveillance and treatment.
There will be nurses or EMT assigned to trek with each company.
A medical unit will be set up at each camp.
Anyone taking prescription medication is responsible to bring, store and take them as prescribed. Please notify your nurse if you need assistance.
Medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antacids, etc. will be available from your assigned nurse or at the medical unit.
Why do we need to fill out and turn in a Registration and Medical Release Form?
We need to know who is going for accountability purposes and food preparation.
Medical and appropriate personnel need to be aware of specific medical needs in order to be prepared.
Medical provisions are limited by the location and logistics of the trek.
What is a “Trek Family”?
What will we eat?
Trek participants will be provided with snacks and three meals each day.
Daily menus will be made by the trek food committee to provide for appropriate protein and carbohydrates.
If a trekker has significant food allergies, please let a member of the stake YM and YW presidency know. We will try to best handle specific allergies with our food committee.
What about bathroom facilities?
What are the sleeping accommodations?
Each trek family will have tents assigned to their family.
Girls will be separate from the boys.
Each participant will bring their own sleeping bag, blanket, and pad.
Will there be plenty of water?
Is dehydration a concern?
Why is make-up and perfume not allowed?
Make-up takes too much time and will distract from the trek and trek activities.
Perfume and perfumed lotions attract mosquito and other insects, and attracts some animals.
Why are electronic devices not allowed?
This is a tremendous opportunity to get out of the world and worldly influences.
This allows for better opportunities to feel the spirit in our lives.
It allows for better interaction with family members and other trek participants.
Why should we use glasses instead of contact lenses?
Where can I get the pioneer clothing?
Trek participants are responsible for obtaining their own trek clothing.
Deseret Industries is a great place to find inexpensive clothing that meets the requirements. Don’t wait until the last day to obtain the clothing.
Borrow clothing from others who have been on treks.
Patterns for bonnets and aprons will be available to you from leaders.
Ward members may be available to help sew needed items.
How much does Trek cost?
What will we be doing other than trekking?
Pioneer story telling
Family Home Evenings