Hikers were treated to colorful blooms of evening primrose, serviceberry, penstemon, Indian paintbrush, arrowleaf balsamroot, bigleaf balsamroot and mule's ear, and green-tailed towhees, meadowlarks, vesper sparrows, orange-crowned warblers, yellow warblers and many unidentified birds serenaded hikers along the way. The views of the Bear River Range were spectacular and the vegetation was lush and green.
The hikers were especially delighted to find much more blue camas than expected. Blue camas was blooming everywhere, from the top of Maughan Hollow to Little Cottonwood canyon. At times it looked like ponds and streams of blooming blue camas. Camas is of special interest since it was such an important food for Native Americans.
The weather was great, with ideal hiking temperatures and a mix of sun and clouds. Everyone thought the hike was wonderful.
Thanks to Jim for the narrative, Dan for the GPS work and Jim, Dan, Lori and Dave for photos