Spawn Creek, 4 October, 2020
After our last trip several participants expressed a desire to keep hiking, even though we stopped scheduling events when big game hunting season began.
Nine hikers met at the Logan Ranger District, 9:00 on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 and drove separately to the Spawn Creek Trailhead on the Logan River's Right Hand Fork, where several hikers donned "hunter orange" clothing for safety. We started hiking about 10:00, stopping frequently to admire the fall colors and to discuss geology, beavers, fish, cattle grazing, trail maintenance and other interesting (at least, to us) topics.
After about two miles of hiking Spawn Creek disappeared and reappeared a few times until we reached the source, Temple Aspen Spring, at mile three. We relaxed and enjoyed lunch there before hiking back down to the trailhead.
The Cache Hikers have been improving this trail for several years through the Forest Service's "Adopt-A-Trail" program. We are pleased to see that this previously seldom-hiked trail, overgrown with brush and blocked by fallen trees, has become more popular as trail conditions improved. In fact, the new trail run, the White Pine 50, followed this route, calling it a "glorious single-track descent into Temple Fork" from the Sinks Road to the Spawn Creek Trailhead.
Thanks to Dave W. for the narrative, photos and GPS data and Dave P. for photos.