Dry Canyon Hike/Snowshoe, 22 February, 2020

Twelve fans of winter assembled Saturday morning and set our sights on an interesting snowshoe/boot hike up Dry Canyon. 

A short drive up Center Street brought us to the trailhead where we were pleased to have Laurel join us.

At 10:30 we left the haze of the valley behind and headed east toward the rich blue skies above Dry Canyon.  With the temperature at 23 degrees, we found firm snow which allowed comfortable use of either snowshoes or boots.

Trip Summary:
  • Thirteen participants:  Laurel, Gordon, Monika, Susan, Tawnya, Deanna, Chris, David, Michelle, Dave P., Jane, Dave W., Brent (leader) and two dogs, Jasper and Murphy.
  • Starting temperature: 23 degrees under sunny skies and calm winds
  • Trailhead:10:30, Lunch 12:05-12:45, Back at trailhead 2:00
  • Distance:  About 4.25 miles with 1500 feet of ascent and descent

Thanks to Brent for the narrative and photos, Jane for photos and Dave for photos and GPS data.

Starting out
The trail was well packed, wide, and occasionally sunny
The old trailhead, 1/4 mile from the parking area (a 2008 flood control project eliminated the city park that was here)
Gate, 3/4 mile from the parking area (cattle graze here in summer)
Some of the rock creations that may be seen in Dry Canyon
Lunch in a sunny spot near the trail
A tree leaning over the trail
Cache valley
Looking over Cache Valley on our return
Our GPS track shows about 4.25 miles and 1500 feet of ascent and descent.
You can look at our route using Google Earth or download our GPS file..