Gathering Crowd (07/29/2006) A crowd gathers for the Wasatch Wildflower Festival in Albion Basin.
Wildflower 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.
Mountainside (07/29/2006) You can see yellow flowers (probably Sunflowers) on the mountainside.
Chairlift (07/29/2006) They put a chairlift on this hill that once had an even more amazing collection of wildflowers. The bums.
Little 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 Buckwheat (07/29/2006) Wyeth's Buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides) in the Abion 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.