Saturday, February 24, 2007

Wildflowers at Albion Basin

Up above Alta ski resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area called Albion Basin. In the early spring, the bowl-shaped basin is covered with native wildflowers in a show that can only be called breath-taking. Timing is important because if you go too early the flowers won't all be out and too late in the spring means they are all done. It can be cold up there in the spring, so wear some layers to stay warm. Wear good hiking shoes, because there's alot of hiking and in the spring it can be wet. Above the basin there is a hike to a hidden lake and although the hike is strenuous, it is worth it because the lake is so interesting. Bring some sandwiches in a backpack and make a day of it. If you love flowers, you will be very impressed with the variety.

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