This is a great hike with that takes you off the beaten path and up the back way to Naomi Peak, the highest point in the Bear River Range. The views are unique and beautiful. Mid July to August is best when snow has melted and wildflowers are in full bloom.
To filter this water you'd need two bottles. One to catch it and another to pump it into.
2 632 m
Cottonwood/Smithfield Canyon Fork
Leaving the trail
Here you leave the established trail and bushwhack it the rest of the way to the top of Naomi Peak. This is where it gets really fun.
At 9979 feet, it's the highest point in the Bear River Range and Cache Valley. You get a nice view of Cache Valley and the Wellsvilles(west). On a clear day you can see Mount Logan(south), into Idaho(north), and even the Teton Range(northeast)and King's Peak (southeast).
3 009 m
Left fork goes to High Creek Lake. Right fork finishes the loop to Tony Grove Lake.
Fork to White Pine Lake
2 489 m
The hike starts at the Coldwater Spring trailhead near campsite #16.