With such a large snowfall this past winter, it took quite a lot time for the mountains to really melt out. More snow meant it stuck around for a lot longer. This delayed hiking season for one, but also moved back the peak of the wildflowers.
I am happy to report they have finally arrived! There are beautiful native flowers blooming all over the Cottonwood Canyons right now. Last weekend, my girlfriend and I did a short hike at Alta. A premier ski resort in the winter turns into a stunning meadow of wildflowers in the summer. We hiked from Albion Base up to the Albion Meadow by the Catherine's Pass trailhead.
You can totally pay $5 and park up at this trailhead for a much shorter stroll through the wildflowers, but we wanted to do a quick hike anyways. Once we reached the meadow it prompted an impromptu photoshoot
The flowers were stunning. If only I had remembered to put my SD card back into my camera :( To make matters even worse there were SO many hummingbirds flying around! They were so cool to see, but I really wanted to snap some closer pictures with my camera lens.
Regardless, it was still a great day. Get out there while the wildflowers are still great!