(2006-07-28) A crowd gathers for the Wasatch Wildflower Festival in Albion Basin.
(2006-07-28) 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.
(2006-07-28) You can see yellow flowers (probably Sunflowers) on the mountainside.
(2006-07-28) They put a chairlift on this hill that once had an even more amazing collection of wildflowers. The bums.
(2006-07-28) 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.
(2006-07-28) Wyeth's Buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides) in the Abion Basin.
Wyeth s Buckwheat
(2006-07-28) Mountains in the Albion Basin.
(2006-07-28) This part of the Abion Basin features Little Sunflowers and Silvery Lupin.
(2006-07-28) Nettleleaf Horsemint in Albion Basin.
(2006-07-28) Looking toward Little Cottonwood Canyon from Albion Basin.
(2006-07-28) From the Albion basin toward Alta Ski Area.
(2006-07-28) Lewis' Flax (Linum perenne) has notably large blue blossoms for flax.
(2006-07-28) Sticky Geranium in the Albion Basin.
(2006-07-28) Silvery Lupin in the Albion Basin.
(2006-07-28) Clover-headed mint (Monardella odoratissima) getting ready to bloom.
(2006-07-28) Apparently, in high altitudes, Scarlet Gilia tends to be white.
(2006-07-28) Indian Paintbrush in Albion Basin.
(2006-07-28) False Hellebore (Veratrum californicum) is one of the stars of the Albion Basin show.
(2006-07-28) Western Coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis) punctuated the meadow.
(2006-07-28) This Western Coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis) has an uneven crown of flowers.
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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.