Sunday, August 3, 2014

Albion Basin, Utah - Hiking

The wildflowers of northern Utah have been spectacular this year.  One of the more popular places to view the colorful array of flowers is in Albion Basin at Alta ski resort, although the flowers have been equally spectacular all over Big and Little Cottonwoods Canyons.  Huge crowds have packed  the trails each weekend near Alta as many of the hikes are short and offer easy access to the fields of wildflowers.  Roger and I had a few hours on Saturday morning and did a quick hike through the basin and up to Catherine's Pass before the crowds got too thick.  Time was short and we didn't make it to Sunset Peak, but the views along the way were excellent nonetheless.

Albion Basin wildflowers

Splitleaf Paintbrush