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2014 Summer Hikes

Summer hikes are scheduled from May to mid-October.  Participants meet at the southwest corner of the Smith's Marketplace parking lot at 750 North Main Street in Logan, Utah.  Participants should bring food, water, appropriate clothing, and a donation for gas if carpooling

It is the participantís responsibility to be sure the trip is within his/her ability and stamina, and to have adequate equipment.  In most cases the hiker should be prepared with sturdy boots, hat, first aid kit, rain protection, insect repellant, extra clothing, food, water, and optional hiking poles. Contact the trip leader for more information.

Contact the trip leader for more information.  The Cache Trails book is a good source of information for many of the activities.. Other resources include the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau and the Logan Ranger District. Of special interest are the exceptionally well-done Logan Canyon Hiking Trails website, by Sarah Ohms and the Trails Illustrated map.

Date Event Description For more information

10 May, 2014 Saturday

Deer Fence Trail The Cache Hikers will host a 5-mile hike along the Deer Fence Trail from Blacksmith Fork to Providence Canyon on Saturday, with an optional 3-mile extension to Dry Canyon. This easy/moderate warm-up hike (600 feet of elevation) provides great views of the Wellsville Mountains as it passes the Millville Predator Research Facility, springs and rock formations. Meet at 8:00 a.m. with an estimated return about noon. Car shuttle. Dave W., 750-5913, Email Dave W.
17 May, 2014
Saturday
Bridger Look-Off Loop The Cache Hikers will host a Saturday hike from Spring Hollow to Bridger Look-Off returning along the River Trail.  Except for the first mile, this is an easy hike of about 3 miles. The loop passes a gushing spring, good views of Logan Canyon and spring wildflowers. Meet at 8:00 a.m. with an estimated return about noon. Jane, 750-5913, Email Jane
25 May 2014 Sunday Wind Cave Way to Bierdneau ridge The Cache Hikers will host Sunday a hike to the Bierdneau Ridge from the Wind Cave Trailhead. A moderately strenuous hike of 7 miles round trip and 2400 feet elevation gain, and hikers may choose to shorten this hike for an earlier return to Logan. Expect spring wildflowers and increasingly open views of Logan Canyon. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 2:00 p.m. Dave P., 752-3732, Email Dave P.
1 June, 2014
Sunday
Jardine Juniper The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike to the Jardine Juniper Tree. This moderate to moderately strenuous 10-mile round trip hike gradually gains 1900 feet to the 1500-year-old Rocky Mountain Juniper and canyon views. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 3:00 p.m.

Alex, 360-561-9287 Email Alex

7 June, 2014 Saturday Forest Service Trail Maintenance Training The Cache Hikers will participate in a Saturday trail maintenance training session sponsored by the forest service. Meet at 8:30 a.m. and expect to return about noon. Lisa, 755-3624
14 June, 2014
Saturday
Temple Fork Sawmill Site The Cache Hikers will host a Saturday hike along Temple Fork to the historic sawmill site. This is an easy/moderate hike, about 6 miles round-trip and 700 ft. elevation gain, and hikers may choose to shorten this hike for an earlier return to Logan. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 2:00 p.m. Dan, 752-8901, Email Dan
18 June, 2014 Wednesday Trail Maintenance The Cache Hikers will host a trail maintenance day on the Card Canyon East Trail on Wednesday. Expect wildflowers and a shady 1 ½ mile hike in to our work area. Clear brush and rocks until 11:30, then hike back after a lunch break. Bring food, water, appropriate clothing, plus gloves, and clippers if you have them. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return by 2:00 p.m. Jane, 750-5913, Email Jane
21 June, 2014 Saturday Trail Maintenance The Cache Hikers will host a Saturday trail maintenance day on the Card Canyon East Trail. Expect wildflowers and a shady 1 ½ mile hike in to our work area. Clear brush and rocks until 11:30, then hike back after a lunch break. Bring food, water, appropriate clothing, plus gloves, and clippers if you have them. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at and expect to return by 2:00 p.m. Jane, 750-5913, Email Jane
29 June, 2014 Sunday Crimson Trail The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike along the Crimson Trail. This is a moderate loop, approximately 5 miles and 1000 feet elevation gain with a return on the Riverside Nature Trail. Switchbacks take hikers to the top of the China Wall limestone cliff with views of Logan Canyon and the Wind Caves. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 1:00 p.m. Dave W., 750-5913, Email Dave W.
6 July, 2014 Sunday Richards Hollow The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike up Richards Hollow. This is an out-and-back scenic trail with waterfalls, meadows, beaver dams, forest, and perhaps some stream crossings. Expect a moderately strenuous hike, about 10 miles round-trip and 2000 ft. elevation gain, with an extension if hikers are interested. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 5:00 p.m. Catherine, 801-541-5463, Email Catherine
13 July, 2014
Sunday
Logan Dry Canyon to South Syncline Trail The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike up Dry Canyon to the southern section of the Syncline Trail. Expect spectacular views of the Wellsvilles, Cache Valley, and Logan Peak on this strenuous hike of about 11 miles round-trip and 3400 ft. elevation. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return 4:30 p.m. Susan, 752-4275, Email Susan
19 July, 2014 Saturday Smithfield Dry to Flattop The Cache Hikers will host a Saturday hike up Smithfield Dry Canyon with an option to reach the summit of the 9500 ft. “Flattop” mountain. This strenuous hike features views of Mt. Elmer, Birch Canyon, and Naomi Peak. Round-trip distance is 9 miles with 3500 feet elevation gain to the saddle, or 11 miles and 4000 feet to Flattop. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Jim, 760-5049, Email Jim
27 July, 2014 Sunday Coldwater Spring Loop The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike to Coldwater Spring. Traveling in a loop from Tony Grove via the Bear Hollow trail, hikers enjoy summer wildflowers and scenic views. Moderately strenuous, about 8 miles with 1800 feet elevation gain. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 5:00 p.m. Dave P., 752-3732, Email Dave P.
10 August, 2014
Sunday
Tony Grove to Cherry Peak The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike to the Naomi ridge with an option to continue to Cherry Peak. The hike from Tony Grove to the Naomi ridge is a strenuous 6 miles, with 1700 feet of elevation gain, or 2600 feet and 10 miles for the optional extension to Cherry Peak. Rewarding views of a distinctive peak and an impressive wildflower display in the cirque to the south. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Dan, 752-8901, Email Dan
17 August, 2014 Sunday Peter Sinks The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike to Peter Sinks, one of the coldest locations in the U.S. The route follows the Great Western Trail, from Stump Hollow to the Forestry Camp via the Turkey Trail. This is a strenuous 12-mile hike, with 1400 feet elevation gain and a descent of 2200 ft. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Car shuttle required. Dave W., 750-5913, Email Dave W.
23 August, 2014 Saturday Stewart Pass to Wellsville Cone The Cache Hikers will host a Saturday hike in the Wellsville Mountains to Stewart Pass via the Maple Bench, with an optional extension to the Wellsville Cone. The strenuous hike to the pass is 6 miles round t rip and 2500 feet elevation gain, or 3400 feet and 10 miles round trip to the Cone. Enjoy expansive views of the Bear River Range, the valleys, and perhaps some raptors sightings. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 5:00 p.m. Jim, 760-5049, Email Jim

31 August, 2014 Sunday

Spring Hollow The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike from the Spring Hollow Campground to the Logan Peak road. With about 3500 feet elevation gain and a 10 mile round trip, this hike is fairly strenuous. Features include a well-made forested trail and rocky slopes with fossils. Bring food, water, and appropriate clothing. Meet to 8:00 a.m. an expect to return about 5:00 p.m. Dave P., 752-3732, Email Dave P.
7 September, 2014 Sunday White Canyon to Boss Canyon The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike in the Idaho side of Franklin Basin, from White Canyon to Boss Canyon. This is a moderately strenuous 9-mile hike with 1600 feet elevation, a view of Cache Valley and some off-trail hiking. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Dan, 752-8901, Email Dan
13 September, 2014 Saturday Deep Canyon to Mendon Peak The Cache Hikers will host a Saturday hike in the Wellsville Mountains to Mendon Peak via Deep Canyon. This strenuous 7-mile hike climbs 2700 feet to the Wellsville ridge, with another 600 feet to the magnificent views from Mendon Peak. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Alex, 360-561-9287 Email Alex
21 September, 2014 Sunday Bloomington Lakes The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike to Bloomington Lakes via Danish Pass and the Highline Trail. This is a strenuous hike of 12 miles round trip and 2600 elevation gain, with a possible option to swim in the lake. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Dave W., 750-5913, Email Dave W.
27 September, 2014 Saturday Smithfield Canyon The Cache Hikers will host a Saturday hike up Smithfield Canyon to the ridge above Cottonwood Canyon and return. This is a strenuous hike about 9 miles round-trip with 3100 feet elevation gain and several stream crossings. Colorful fall foliage and great views are predicted. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Jim, 760-5049, Email Jim
5 October, 2014 Sunday Bunchgrass Creek The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike to Bunchgrass Creek via Tony Grove and White Pine Canyon. This moderately strenuous hike which requires a car shuttle, will be about 11 miles and 1000 feet elevation gain. Two lakes, peak views, and expected fall colors should make an interesting day. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return about 6:00 p.m. Dave W., 750-5913, Email Dave W.
12 October, 2014 Sunday Ricks Canyon/Steel Hollow The Cache Hikers will host a Sunday hike, from Ricks Canyon to Steel Hollow. Enjoy fall colors on this final Cache Hikers event of the season. This is moderately strenuous loop hike of 11 miles and 2300 feet elevation, with 2 ½ miles along a backcountry road. Meet at 8:00 a.m. and expect to return 5:00 p.m. Jim, 760-5049, Email Jim
Established in 1992, the Cache Hikers sponsor summer hiking and winter ski and snowshoe events in Cache Valley, Utah.  Cache Hiker activities are open to the public - the Cache Hikers do not have formal membership rolls or dues.