Green Canyon to Logan Canyon,
August 17, 2013
A cool and shady climb up the north-facing side of Green Canyon
led hikers to great views of Mt. Jardine and Logan Canyon,
including the China Wall, Logan River, and Logan Peak. The
group of eleven hikers included: Jane, Dave W., Anne, Jim,
Terry, LaVae, Usha, Shivu, Joe, Dave P., and Florence. Ryan
met us on the trail and hiked up to the ridge before returning to
We hiked under maple, aspen, mountain ash, and Douglas fir, but
most wildflowers were long gone leaving some crunchy foliage to
hint of approaching fall. By noon we had all gathered at the ridge
to rest and enjoy lunch and views.
From the ridge we took the Wind Cave Way 3 miles to the Wind Cave
Trailhead in Logan Canyon and a previously placed vehicle.
Patches of maples provided periodic shade, but much of the trail
was open to Logan Canyon views and, at times, the Wind Caves in
With some helpful radio contact, hikers took their own pace and
arrived at the Wind Cave Trailhead in groups. Everyone was
down by 3:30 and the car shuttle completed about 4:15.
(Thanks to Jane for the narrative, with photos and GPS data by
Cache Hikers near the Green
Canyon - Logan Canyon ridge
Brush encroaching on the
upper Wind Cave Way trail
Wood sign at the Preston Valley
Carsonite sign at the Wind Cave Way junction
Our hike totaled 5 1/4 miles with 1700 feet of elevation gain and
a descent of 2300 feet
Here is a satellite
view of our route, from Google Maps.
Click here to see
our route using Google Earth.