Hollow, June 3, 2012
We had 20 people on this hike! Dave W, Dave P, Jane, Ron,
Reinhard, Gary, Kathy, Barbara, Norma, Christine, Dan (the hike
leader), Crystal, Justin, Chris and Jen with their 4 kids and
friend. It was clear from the outset that some people
would be slower, so we split up into two groups and kept in
contact by radio.
This was a pleasant hike for this unseasonably warm day - the
hiking was easy and most of the trail was in the shade.
After about 1/2 mile of hiking we got to a meadow where we could
see our destination near the head of Leatham Hollow. There
was a sign marking the "Leatham Hollow Spring" at 1 1/3 miles,
but there was not a trace of water to be seen. Dan and a
couple of the faster hikers encountered a rattlesnake where the
trail switches back to the south after the spring. The
snake crawled off the trail and took refuge in the bushes, but
Dan stayed to point it out to the others as they
arrived. This was the first rattlesnake experience for the
young hikers in the group.
After 4 miles we reached the saddle where the jeep trail emerges
from Millville Canyon to the west. We followed this trail
another 1/2 mile to our lunch spot on top of a rocky outcrop
with a great view of the valley below. The slower group
stopped along the switchbacks, below, but we started back at the
same time so everyone could arrive at the trailhead
together. The total distance for this hike was 9 miles,
with about 2200 feet of elevation gain. We saw many
wildflowers, including purple violets, bluebells, larkspur,
valerian, and baneberry along the shady trails. Indian
paintbrush, penstemon and arrowleaf balsamroot were scattered
around our sunny lunch spot. We all arrived back at Logan by
From this meadow you can see our destination in the distance.
We enjoyed wildflowers and a great view from this lunch spot
overlooking Leatham Hollow, below.
Indian paintbrush at our lunch spot.
Leatham Hollow, June 3, 2012