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Jardine Juniper, 3 October, 2021

(Hike description in progress)

Trip Summary:
  • Nine Cache Hikers:  Dave W., Jane, Susan, Teresa, April, Dave P., Laurel, Jim, and Brent (leader)
  • Drove 13 miles to the Wood Camp trailhead in Logan Canyon
  • Started hiking about 8:30, lunch near the loop trail 12:30 - 1:00, back at the trailhead about 3:00
  • Frosty temperatures in the morning, warming to about 65ºF in the afternoon, calm winds and clear skies
  • Hiked about 10.4 miles with about 2000 feet of ascent and descent (recent improvements have slightly increased the trail lengh)

Thanks to Brent and Dave W. for photos and GPS data, Dave P. and Jane for photos.


Frosty hike Sun
The warm morning sun didn't reach the hikers for the first mile or so
Hiker
Enjoying a spot of sunshine
Morning
                      sun
Fall colors in the morning sun
Moose
                        tracks
Moose tracks on the trail (and we saw a moose, too) A new bridge for easy stream crossings in the spring
Goldeneye
Scat
Showy goldeneye
A bear left this seed-filled deposit on the trail
Bear Tracks on the
                      trail
Bear tracks on the trail
View
A panoramic view from the "sunny" loop, looking from the southwest to the north
View Tree hugging
Looking toward the southeast from the loop trail
It's OK to hug trees
Juniper Tree
The old juniper seems to be doing well
Lunch
Bench
Our lunch spot near the high point of the hike
This bench needs to be repaired or replaced
Aspen Tunnel
Golden aspen leaves
Maple leaf tunnel
Maple Fleabane
Red maple leaves
Fleabane daisies

map
Our GPS track shows about 10.4 miles and 2000 feet of ascent.
You can look at our route using Google Earth or download our GPS file.