On Friday, after a good night sleep, we took off a little before 9 AM to drive up to see the wild flowers. The Little Cottonwood Canyon has several attractions, Alta being one of them. It is a major ski area and the start of the tram ride to the top of the mountain. As we drove toward Alta the landscape was impressive with pine forests, waterfalls, and even a moose sighting. After Alta, the flowers started showing their colors, and variety. Driving higher and higher, we started seeing more and more dense coverage of flowers. Although the dominant color was yellow of some kind of local sunflower, other varieties put on a great show when the conditions were right.
We drove up to a point, where the girls dropped me off to walk downhill and photograph and they went on for a short hike. I kept walking down surrounded by flowers as far as the eye could see. I stopped, photographed, enjoyed the view and noticed that high altitude thin air made walking more difficult. After a while they caught up with me, parked the car and started wandering around. We kept walking, taking pictures, enjoying the vista. There are more photographs in this group than there needs to be, but that is the only way I thought I could give you a sense of abundance of flowers vicariously.