Spawn Creek Trail Maintenance, 7 July, 2018
Five hardy hikers spent the day improving the 4.5-mile Spawn Creek Trail. Comfortable temperatures at the trailhead gave way to high heat during the return trip. Loaded with tools, hikers walked uphill past multiple beaver dams, trimming brush and removing rocks as needed. The work done in previous years was evident and needed only minor attention through the first two miles. The next section (about 0.6 mile) required heavier brushing and the removal of three deadfall trees.
Some shade, a breeze, and a nice view provided refreshment during lunch for the hike back to the trailhead.
Observations included several cutthroat trout, a couple of fishermen, a northern flicker, lots of sego lilies, and some invasive weeds. No cattle were observed within the exclosure.
Additional days are being planned to continue work on the middle section of the trail, but access will be from the upper trailhead off the Sinks Road in upper Logan Canyon with all downhill hiking. Anyone interested in helping, please contact Jane or Dave.
Thanks to Jane for the narrative and photos and Dave W. for photos and the GPS data.