Big and Little Water

110 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-110

SedgeSedge (07/09/2006) Sedge photographed in Mill Creek Canyon. Sedge is often mistaken for grass. Sedge is in the large Cyperaceae Family (some 4000 species in 70 genera). The Cyperaceae Family is in the Class Liliopsida.

Sweat PeaSweat Pea (07/09/2006) The Little Water area is home to a number of wild sweat peas.

Big Water Trail HeadBig Water Trail Head (07/09/2006) Overflow parking at the Big Water Trailhead toward the end of Mill Creek Canyon Road.

Big Water TrailBig Water Trail (07/09/2006) The Trailhead at the Big Water overflow parking.

Smashed ColumbineSmashed Columbine (07/09/2006) This columbine (Aquilegia spp.) on the Big Water trail was smashed by a bike. As you see, it has a male and female flower. I was hoping to find another (not smashed columbine of this color) but did not.

FirlingFirling (07/09/2006) A baby fir tree ... it is so cute, I just had to snap its photo.

Upper Big Water ParkingUpper Big Water Parking (07/09/2006) The Mill Creek Canyon road ends at this jammed parking lot at the Big Water Trailhead.

Bridge Over Big WaterBridge Over Big Water (07/09/2006) A bridge over the Big Water Fork of Mill Creek.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) Penstemon near the Big Water Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) A Penstemon found at the Big Water Trailhead (possibly a Whipples Penstemon).

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) A penstemon found near the Big Water Trailhead.

Cow ParsnipCow Parsnip (07/09/2006) The Little Water Trail had many, many samples of Cow Parsnip in bloom during early July.

Twinberry?Twinberry? (07/09/2006) A bizarre berry growing at the Big Water Trailhead with yellow flowers and fuzzy fruit. It might be a Honeysuckle.

Little Water TrailLittle Water Trail (07/09/2006) The start of the Little Water trail continues up Mill Creek past the end of the road.

Little WaterLittle Water (07/09/2006) The Little Water Fork of Mill Creek.

Some sort of BerrySome sort of Berry (07/09/2006)

Mystery PlantMystery Plant (07/09/2006) A mystery plant growing along the Little Water trail in Mill Creek Canyon.

Mystery PlantMystery Plant (07/09/2006) Mystery Plant growing along the Little Water Trail.

Mystery PlantMystery Plant (07/09/2006) The mystery plant has an interesting pattern with its spurs.

Mystery PlantMystery Plant (07/09/2006) A mysterious plant growing along the Little Water Trail in the Wasatch.

110 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-110

Big and Little Water Trails

The Big and Little Water Trails at the top of the Mill Creek Canyon road is a popular place for enjoying wildflowers. The trails lead to Dog lake, and hook up with the Desolation Trail.

I usually take these trails on flower hunting expeditions, in which case I am looking down at the ground and not up at the scenery.

Context: Hiking

Mill Creek Canyon (193 pictures) The trails start at the end of Mill Creek Canyon road.

Wildflowers (123 pictures) This is a good place to find wildflowers.

Desolation Trail (71 pictures) The Big Water Trail connects with the Desolation Trail.

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