I finally made it to Mount Logan after a few failed efforts. I knew the trail was short and the wilderness small, but I always like a new wilderness area and in the past bad weather or time constraints prevented me from reaching the remote wilderness area.
In fact the snow nearly did us in this time, but we were able to take advantage of frozen roads in the morning and got within just over two miles of the trailhead. I literally went just about as far as one could possible go without risking leaving their vehicle there until drier times. We alternated between cruising on hard snow pack and post-holing. The road walk was pleasant and the dogs enjoyed it. There were a few old growth ponderosa along the way to further enhance the pleasant little stroll through the snowy pines. The views from the trailhead were absolutely spectacular looking out into Utah. We started towards the summit, but there was no visible trail and it was a lot deeper than on the road, so we turned around and headed back. We were also starting to worry about our nice hard road getting soft and muddy on us, which it did, but we got out with only some minor scares.
After Logan, we headed to the rock art site and then went back to the ranger station where Jackie lives now. I had an opportunity to chat for several minutes with the head ranger out there who is known for having done some pretty remarkable things in the canyon. I got a good history lesson of the area, a little tour and used their facilities to make a quick lunch before taking off.
Nice to finally scratch this remote area off the to do list and grateful to have not had to leave my 4Runner up there. The Toroweap road was mainly cruiser with only a couple patches of mud that might create problems for someone.
Easy peak grab! Finding the right roads to take was the biggest challenge
average hiking speed 2 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.