The Cottonwoods have always been popular, but this winter, things are completely out of control. This was the scene at 10:15 AM at Solitude. The lower lot was full. Cars were parking up and down the road, and chaos ruled.
Another perspective, showing cars parked along the road presumably to the upper lot.
As Yogi Berra said, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded." Traffic and red snakes aren't new to the Wasatch. What is new is that this is happening every weekend. The status quo has to change.
Fortunately, although the backcountry is busier than it used to be, the views haven't changed and remain spectacular.
And the snow is still the greatest on earth. FM-100 Easy Listening Turns today. Right-side up and smooth as silk.