Tony Grove to Blind Hollow, 3 September, 2017
The wilderness sign usually marking the boundary was missing from its post. We had a group photo here then continued on to the left (southwest) taking a short break on the hillside with more views to the "Seven Sisters", Mt Elmer and Logan Peak in the distance to the south. The sky was hazy with smoke from wildfires. Owls clover was abundant in this area. The trail then led downhill along the east side of Cottonwood Canyon.
At about 11:45 the group found a spot of shade for lunch not far from the junction where the trail to splits east into Blind Hollow and west into Cottonwood canyon. Our route led us down into Blind Hollow where we visited the Yurt that Utah State University uses for winter backcountry activities. We stopped for another rest on the way down, sampling five different trailside berries as we hiked: thimbleberry, elderberry, chokecherry, serviceberry and currant.
Temperatures climbed as we followed the trail downhill, so we were relieved to reaching our car at US 89 about 3:15 p.m. Some hikers waited next to the river here while the "drivers" climbed into our car for a ride to their vehicles waiting at Tony Grove. Everyone was back in Logan about 4:30 p.m.
Thanks to Dan for the narrative, photos and GPS work, and Dave P., Dave W. and Jane for photos.