FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:  Have a Question? Email it to staff@handcart-trek.org 


What if I am not sure I can go?

Please register anyway, so your option to go is kept open. We want every eligible youth in the stake to participate in this once in a lifetime experience. Please make every effort to go.

What if I didn't register by the due date?

That is ok. But please register as soon as possible. We need to know how many are going in order to plan for the food, transportation, and other facilities. We will accept some late registrations, but please help us by registering as soon as possible.


Will I be asked to fast on trek?

No. You will be well fed three times a day, plus additional snacks. We do not intend to ask anyone to go hungry at anytime during the trek youth conference.

What do I do if I have special dietary needs?

Contact Sister Phillips or someone on the food committee and find out what is on the planned menus. Most of the meals will have several different food items to pick from. If certain foods cause problems, you will be able to eat additional amounts of the other items.


How will we travel to the trailhead?

Wards will provide transportation for their youth to the trailhead and back to Stake Center.


How much does trek cost?

Youth and leaders will not be asked to pay for the trek.  The costs of the actual trek itself will be covered by the Stake.  


May I bring my cowboy hat?

Cowboy hats are appropriate for young men. We recommend that young women wear bonnets.

Do I need to buy expensive hiking boots?

No. A sturdy pair of running or cross training shoes will work fine. Any shoes that are comfortable for walking on a gravel road will work. If it hurts your feet to walk over small rocks with your shoes, you need something with a thicker sole. The most important thing is that you have already walked several miles (at least 20), in the shoes you plan to trek in. All new shoes (especially unbroken-in hiking boots) are notorious for causing blisters. Your old shoes will work better than new ones. Bring and extra pair of shoes (if one pair causes blisters, the other pair may very well rub in different places). Moccasins, sandals, clogs, or sturdy slippers will feel really good on your feet (in camp) after 13 miles of trekking!

What to Bring

May I bring a watch?

Yes, but only if it is inexpensive and very practical. Don't bring jewelry or watches that would be sorely missed if damaged or lost.


Will I be required to pull a handcart all the way by myself?

No. Each handcart will be assigned to a group (family) of about 8 to 10 people. You will all take turns pulling your cart.  


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Prep Tip:

Start preparing for the trek NOW by taking daily walks.  Start by walking 15 minutes 3 times a week.  After a month, increase your walks to 30 minutes 3 times per week.  Be sure to use the "Monthly Events" Calendar as your guide.   For tips on preventing blisters, CLICK HERE