Spring Hollow Hike, June 23,
Seven hikers attempted this strenuous hike: Dave P. (leader), Dave
W., Kathy, Erika, Cheyenne, Sherece, and Denis. The trail was steep and
rocky but abundant flowers and a contingent of youthful energy
kept us going. Near a
large cliff face, probably a glacial cirque, we found crinoid
decided to rest at the last section of switchbacks, staying in
touch by radio while the rest pushed on. We reached the old Logan
Peak Road, which is blocked with lots of timber and rocks, and
found an open area near the ridgetop to eat lunch.
Lunch, Dave W. and Sherece scouted the area for a trailhead with
the new Logan Peak Road but couldn’t find one. In the rocks near our
lunch spot Dennis found many horn corals. The hike took us from
fields of bluebells to spring beauties and even a patch of snow.
At 11 miles, the total distance for this trip was somewhat longer
than anticipated because we returned to the campground via the
longer-but-easier Bridger Look-Off trail, while Dave W. and Sherece went 11.5 miles because of their
lunchtime scouting trip.
(Thanks to Dave P. for the narrative and Dave W. for the
Note: In 2009 a new road was built to Logan Peak, and
old road sections were closed and reclaimed. As a result,
the Spring Hollow trail now ends on the old abandoned road,
without an obvious access from the new road.
Spring Hollow, June 23, 2013. Waypoints "SHlog" mark logs
across the Spring Hollow trail, and "SHsign" show locations of
Here is a satellite view of our route, from Google. You can
zoom in to see the upper end of the trail and the "old" and "new"