We hiked north along the "deer fence" under intermittent light rain. Although this is called a "shoreline" trail, it runs north along the Cache National Forest boundary, cutting across the terrain and undulating vertically over a series of hills and valleys. The trail tread was in good shape in spite of the wet weather, with only a few puddles and little mud. We saw a bluebird and enjoyed the songs of meadow larks as we hiked. Well-soaked trailside wildflowers included arrowleaf balsamroot, blue flax, Wasatch penstemon, death camas, puccoon, chokecherry, phlox, milkvetch, evening primrose and Indian paintbrush.
After about 3 miles we arrived at the mouth of Logan's Dry Canyon and walked along the paved sidewalks of the Cliffside neighborhood on the proposed Bonneville Shoreline Trail segment, first west along Mountain Road and then north along Quail Way. At Quail West park we walked across the grass, downhill on a footpath and across Sumac Drive. Continuing down the path, we arrived at the rear of the Water Research Lab and walked east past "First Dam", arriving at Canyon Entrance Park about 10:45 to the two "shuttle" cars we had parked here. Jim and Ann drove back to their other car at Dry Canyon while Dave P. took Denis back to Smiths parking lot and dropped Dave W off at his car in Providence Canyon. Everyone was back in Logan by 11:40 just as the rain increased intensity.
This was a fine activity for a wet day although no doubt the inclement weather and lack of publicity contributed to the low turnout for this easy Saturday hike. With luck, we will have better weather for future hikes and the Herald Journal will resume publishing our activities in Friday's newspaper.
Thanks to Dave W. for narrative, photos and GPS work