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Jardine Juniper, 13 July 2019

Eight hikers and Jasper the dog started an out and back hike to the Jardine Juniper, but became a group of ten when Tawnya and Lexi caught us at the bench. 

The temperature was unexpectedly mild as we benefited from a layer of high clouds protecting us from direct sun.  We enjoyed a rich assortment of wild flowers and beautiful views across the canyon to a partially snow covered Mount Logan.

Trip Summary:

  • Ten Hikers: Kathy, Bree, Matt, Jim, Gordon, Jane, Deanna (with Jasper the Dog), Tawnya, Lexi, Brent (leader)
  • Left trailhead near Wood Camp at 8:35
  • Lunch at the tree from 11:20-11:50
  • Back to the trailhead at 2:00 and Logan at 2:30
  • Cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures
  • 10 miles with 2100 feet of ascent and descent

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

At the " Old Juniper" Trailhead
The stream bed dries up in the summer
Tawnya and Lexi met us at this bench near the Wilderness boundary
Logan Peak from the Jardine Juniper trail
Lunch at the old Jardine Juniper
Oregon checkermallow

Wasatch Penstemon

Giant green gentian (AKA elk weed or monument plant)
A spring along the trail Twinberry

Thimbleberry

Cow parsnip

Yarrow and scarlet gilia Northern sweetvetch
Our GPS track shows about 10 miles and 2100 feet of ascent and descent

You can look at our route using Google Earth or download our GPS file.