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Stump Hollow Ski/Snowshoe, 28 January 2017

Twelve Cache Hikers, Dave W. (skis), Jane, Susan (leader), Dave P., Alex (skis), Lavae, Kip, Gordon, Maggie, Laurel, Nikolai and Chris left Logan just after 10 a.m. and headed 28 miles up Logan Canyon to Stump Hollow. We were able to get the only three available parking spots in the lot across from the trailhead. There was a slight upcanyon breeze which made the temperature seem much colder at the start! The group started out looking for the trailhead sign and finally found it buried under snow.

Once the group entered the trees, the breeze dissipated and the trek became quite pleasant. The sun was out with a bit of high cloud and the trees were flocked with heavy dollops of snow. We traveled in some previously laid down snowshoe tracks but about 1/3 of the way or so up we needed to break trail through about a foot of beautiful powdery snow. At about 1.3 miles in, we found a lunch spot on a ridge with nice partial views to the east. We took a leisurely lunch break where Dave W. measured the snow depth at 55 inches and the temperature at 12:30 was 27 degrees F.  We returned to the parking lot at about 1:45 pm for the trip back to Logan arriving about 2:30pm.

Trip Summary:

  • Drove 28 miles to Beaver Junction Winter Trailhead
  • Started out at 11:00
  • Lunch on ridge 12:25 - 1:00
  • Back at Trailhead at 1:45 and Logan about 2:30
  • Mostly sunny, light breeze, 27 °F, 55 inches snow depth
  • Our GPS track shows 2.6 miles with 370 ft. ascent

Thanks to Susan for the narrative, Dave W. and Jane for photos and Dave W. for the GPS work


The sign at the start of the Stump Hollow Trail was buried in the snow



The heavy snow load bent trees into unusual shapes


Lunch in a sunny ridge
Our GPS track shows 2.6 miles with about 370 feet of ascent

You can look at our route using: Google Earth, the various map and aerial views of Google Maps or download our GPS file.