Sunday, February 27, 2005
Last summer, I created yet another project for myself -- wildflowers, close-up -- and this was the image that sold me on the idea. I took it in Albion Basin at Alta, Utah, my new favorite place to shoot. Alta is known for its skiing in winter, but in the summer, it is a haven for photographers and hikers. The basin fills with vivid wildflowers like this arnica, while the surrounding trails fill with khaki-ed hikers like me. My favorite trail is Sunset Peak via Catherine Pass, a relatively easy four-mile round trip. Once at the pass, a high ridge between Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons, hikers can view Lakes Catherine, Martha and Mary in Big Cottonwood. Sunset Peak offers a 360 degree view of the area. It's incredible, one of my favorite all-time hikes.