Spawn Creek, 25 September 2022
Fourteen Cache Hikers, Susan (leader), Jim, Nancy, Kamren, Dave P., Dave W., Jane, Teresa, Dan, Brent C., Brent J., Laurel and dog Zinnia, David, and Mimi carpooled 19 miles up Logan Canyon to the Spawn Creek trailhead. Our destination was Temple Aspen Spring.
The group began hiking at about 8:45 AM in chilly temperatures. Frost was observed on the grass in shady areas. Temperatures warmed creating lovely hiking conditions. A perfect early fall day for a hike!
Bigtooth maples were beginning to turn color. We stopped briefly to look at the old mill site. In one spot on the trail beavers had created a small dam flooding the trail for a short distance. Lots of beaver activity was noted.
At the last beaver pond before the spring, we watched quite a few Clark’s Nutcrackers flying between the trees and feeding on limber pine cones.
The spring on the slope was dry, but Dave P. noted water about 100 feet down the gully. We ate lunch at the spring on the sunny south facing slope and returned the same way we came encountering a few upward bound hikers on the way down.
Thanks to Susan for the narrative and photos, Dave P., Brent, Dan and Jane for photos, and Dave W. for photos and GPS data.