We started at Tony Grove Lake - about 30 minutes up Logan Canyon. Tony Grove is one of my favorite places - just walking around the lake or up the gentle slope beyond it is hike enough for me.
But I've always wanted to make the trek to Naomi Peak - and Tuesday was a perfect summer day. Scott had the day off and everything worked out - so we were on the trail before I could think twice.
Scott is getting ready for a BIG hike next week - hiking the "Grand" in the Teton mountains. So this was a good warm up for him. He's in such good shape that he practically ran up the trail. It took him about 3 1/2 hours round trip - me, 5 1/2. (I sent him ahead and he waited on top - then I left the top before he did and he passed me on the way back.) We had stretches of time here and there where we hiked together.
Yea, the wildflowers and spending the day with Scott made the exhausting 10 miles worth it. I know the sign says 3.8 miles one way. But I think someone miscalculated. It's really more like 10. And the trail back is actually longer than the trial up. And, I don't know how Mother Nature does this, but it truly was uphill both ways. I'm just sayin'.
I absolutely loved the wild flowers. They are a bit past their prime, and it was pretty dry on the mountain, but the fields of flowers were still breathtaking.