(nr Jensen UT)
The trail into Hog Canyon was of the box type. So named because it was used to keep hogs in a natural pen. The narrow path lead to a dead-end, with towering cliffs on both sides.
Early on the trail I came across some pretty wildflowers, and then entered a nice shaded area under trees. A small brook crossed the path creating a serene spot.
Rugged cliffs surrounding the canyon made for dramatic scenery. On my return, I took a side path that went by a pond which was near to the Josie Morris cabin.
Josie was a colorful character whose family came to Utah in 1877. She was accused of cattle rustling, went through five husbands, and worked her ranch from 1914 to 1963 when she passed away at the age of 90.
Lots of cool shade and beautiful views along the one mile round trip made it a pleasant hike.
Camp: BLM-McCoy Flat boondock
Scene: Canyon, trail, cabin