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Stump Hollow Ski/Snowshoe, 12 March, 2016

10 participants: Jim H., Chris P., Chris C., Nikolai, Catherine (the leader), Alex, Stephanie, Jane, Gordon and Dave P.

Trip Summary:

  • Organized carpools in Logan and drove 28 miles up Logan Canyon to the Beaver Junction Winter Trailhead
  • Started out at 11:00
  • Lunch at a meadow, 12:15 - 12:45
  • Back at the trailhead at 2:00 and 3:00 at Logan.
  • Changeable spring weather: warm and cloudy, then light snow followed by sunny skies
  • Our GPS track shows 4.1 miles with 800 feet of ascent

This report is "in progress", with a narrative to come later. Thanks to Dave P. and Jane for photos, and Nikolai for the GPS track.

Trailhead

At the Stump Hollow trailhead

Lunch

Lunch at the edge of a meadow

Tree

Middens

Evidence of pine beetle research
Squirrel "middens" - piles of leftover cone pieces

Hole

 

We watched as a squirrel dove into a hole (like the one near the top of this photo), emerged with a cone, then climbed to a branch and ate it, dropping cone debris onto the midden pile

Snowshoers

Almost back to the trailhead
GPS
Our GPS track showed 4.1 miles with 800 feet of ascent

You can also look at our route using Google Earth or the various map and aerial views of Google Maps