Naomi Peak, 13 August, 2017
Eight people took the hike to Mt. Naomi: Sarah, Jim, Teresa, Laurel, Denis, Susan, Stephanie, and Dave P. (leader). We arrived at Tony Grove trail head at 9 a.m. and relished the cool weather from rain the night before. Wildflowers were glorious with fields of little sunflower, monardela, asters, fleabane, goldenrod, and coneflower. Blue and yellow flax, lousewort, columbine, phlox, and cinquefoil were abundant. There were still patches of snow on the mountainside in shady areas.
We got to the peak a little before noon and chilled out in our sweat soaked shirts. Views were only slightly hazy thanks to overnight rain clearing recent wildfire smoke. The tower on Logan Peak was visible, as well as the Uinta Mountains. A golden-mantled ground squirrel and a chipmunk were competing for a handout by trying out different cute poses, but no one gave in and they went back to eating wildflowers.
There was less botanizing on the way down and we got to the parking lot about 2pm. All-in-all a perfect summer stroll.
- Participants: Sarah, Jim, Teresa, Laurel, Denis, Susan, Stephanie, and Dave P. (leader)
- Drove 29 miles to Tony Grove
- Started hiking about 9:00 a.m.
- Returned to the trailhead about 2:00 p.m. and back at Logan about 3:00 p.m.
- Clear skies and pleasant temperatures
- Estimated 6.4 miles with 2000 feet of ascent
Thanks to Dave P. for the narrative and photos