Albion Basin

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Gathering CrowdGathering Crowd (07/29/2006) A crowd gathers for the Wasatch Wildflower Festival in Albion Basin.

Wildflower FestivalWildflower Festival (07/29/2006) They separate us into groups of twelve then drive toward us toward Catherine Pass, we get a guided tour of wildflowers on the way down.

MountainsideMountainside (07/29/2006) You can see yellow flowers (probably Sunflowers) on the mountainside.

ChairliftChairlift (07/29/2006) They put a chairlift on this hill that once had an even more amazing collection of wildflowers. The bums.

Little SunflowersLittle Sunflowers (07/29/2006) The Albion Basin features Little Sunflowers (Helianthella uniflora) in abundance. There is some fear that the wild little sunflower might cross breed with its encroaching.

Wyeth s BuckwheatWyeth s Buckwheat (07/29/2006) Wyeth's Buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides) in the Abion Basin.

Albion BasinAlbion Basin (07/29/2006) Mountains in the Albion Basin.

Albion GardenAlbion Garden (07/29/2006) This part of the Abion Basin features Little Sunflowers and Silvery Lupin.

Nettleleaf HorsemintNettleleaf Horsemint (07/29/2006) Nettleleaf Horsemint in Albion Basin.

Albion BasinAlbion Basin (07/29/2006) Looking toward Little Cottonwood Canyon from Albion Basin.

Albion BasinAlbion Basin (07/29/2006) From the Albion basin toward Alta Ski Area.

Lewis  FlaxLewis Flax (07/29/2006) Lewis' Flax (Linum perenne) has notably large blue blossoms for flax.

Sticky GeraniumSticky Geranium (07/29/2006) Sticky Geranium in the Albion Basin.

Silvery LupinSilvery Lupin (07/29/2006) Silvery Lupin in the Albion Basin.

Monardella odoratissimaMonardella odoratissima (07/29/2006) Clover-headed mint (Monardella odoratissima) getting ready to bloom.

Scarlet GiliaScarlet Gilia (07/29/2006) Apparently, in high altitudes, Scarlet Gilia tends to be white.

Indian PaintbrushIndian Paintbrush (07/29/2006) Indian Paintbrush in Albion Basin.

False HelleboreFalse Hellebore (07/29/2006) False Hellebore (Veratrum californicum) is one of the stars of the Albion Basin show.

Western ConeflowerWestern Coneflower (07/29/2006) Western Coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis) punctuated the meadow.

Western ConeflowerWestern Coneflower (07/29/2006) This Western Coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis) has an uneven crown of flowers.

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Albion Basin

On July 29, 2006, I attended the Wasatch Wildflower Festival in the Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Albion Basin sits just above Alta Ski resort.

The event included a shuttle and guided tour of the flowers of the area along with music and materials to help identify plants.

The gallery for this hike includes a number of flowers we encountered on this short walk. It is amazing that the area is covered with flowers while the Salt Lake valley blisters in the heat of the summer.

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Context: Hiking

Little Cottonwood Canyon (16 pictures) Albion Basin is in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The Wasatch Mountains (130 pictures) Little Cottonwood Canyon is in the Wasatch Mountains.

Big Cottonwood Canyon (151 pictures) Big Cottonwood Canyon is to the North of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Wildflowers (123 pictures) The Albion Basin is noted for its wildflowers.

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