Stump Hollow hike, July 22, 2012 

Led by Ron S., the Cache Hikers met at at 7:30 for a Sunday morning hike to Stump Hollow.  A summer visitor with lots of hiking experience, Ron planned to turn around at 10:30 to assure an early return to Logan.  Here is his account of the trip:

I meet with one Logan Cache Valley hiker, six Sun City Hikers, two Thursday Hikers and one new resident of Logan. We drove 27 miles up Logan Canyon in four cars. At the trailhead three more Cache Valley hikers joined us with a dog. We walked at a leisurely pace as far as the first switchback. As we walked along I let Roddy take the lead with his chest-held video. Midway across the east leg of the switchback, the group split with two car loads electing to walk faster and farther. When we reached the grove of Mountain Mahogany trees, I call it our break time. Several of the group walked a little further to the viewpoint of the valley below to the west. We then proceeded to walk back to the vehicles. There had been enough rain overnight to create puddles of water on the city streets; and a few sprinkles on the windshield before we left the city, but the mountains were dry. Our hike started at 6930 ft. and climbed to about 8130 ft.  We were back home just after noon having walked about 6 miles.

Ron's wrote the names of 12 participants:  Ron S., Jeff, Ron F., Dave P., Roddy, Gary, Roger, Sam, Anne, Peg, Chizuru and Kiyoshi.  Presumably Chris, Jen and Dinah were in the group with the dog.