Friday, July 5, 2013
Logan Canyon Scenic Byway
When we visited Bear River Refuge a docent at the Visitor's Center mentioned that we should visit Logan Canyon. She and her husband have a cabin there and return to the area every week-end. We knew that there are many things to see in this area, but until then did not have any specific ideas firmly in mind as to what we were going to see. We should have realized that, because of the hot weather here, many people would be heading to the mountains and lakes for the holiday week-end. Anyway, Independence Day found us and many others heading for Logan Canyon. Most of Logan's Canyon's landscape falls within the borders of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Cache Valley was given its name because of mountain men as Jim Bridger who hunted in this area and cached many beaver pelts (buried them underground) until selling them at the annual fur rendezvous. Unfortunately by 1840 much of the beaver population had been decimated, because of the heavy trapping for furs. Our first stop on the byway was Ricks Springs.