Saturday, July 26, 2014

Long Lift Lines, But Worth It

Perhaps against better judgement, we travelled up to Alta this morning to sample the wildflowers, which are probably near peak in Albion Basin.  Being that it was the Wasatch Wildflower Festival this weekend, the Yogi Berra quote, "nobody goes there anymore it's too crowded" came to mind as we pulled into the parking lot.

Perhaps there was a capacity closure of the canyon as the lift lines were long and the slopes packed.

I don't think I've ever seen it busier during the summer at Alta.  That being said, it was good to see so many people, young and old, enjoying the the Wasatch Mountains.

East Greely looked like East Greenley today.  Spectacular.

The wildflowers higher up below the Castle weren't as spectacular as lower in the basin, but still nice.  There's still some snow patches for those of you desperate for turns (actually, there is remarkably little snow left for July).

It's always good to reacquaint with old friends.

If you head up tomorrow (Sunday), plan on walking from the Albion base as the lines for the shuttle are long.  The best flowers we saw all day were in the lower basin anyway.

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