Wednesday, July 29, 2009

From Vibrant Wildflowers will Come Autumn Hues

Hiking through a sea of wildflowers at their peak is a lot like being the first person to get fresh powder turns on a blue sky day with 3 feet of feathers at your feet! It's somewhat rare.

That's what we found Sunday on the Cuttler Basin trail to Ben Lomond Peak. The trail is somewhat difficult at first with few switchbacks to break up the steep slope, lots of vertical, and rocks strewn here and there just to make it interesting, but it was well worth the effort once we hit the open meadows. The hillsides were awash with brillant yellow, green, red, purple, pink, white, was like mother nature had injected the mountain with steroids. It's not every year you get so many flowers peaking at the same time with such vibrant colors.

This same trail will offer up brilliant hues once again as summer creeps away and fall settles in. I'll be back to check it out so stay tuned.

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Leaf Peeper!

Hello all! My name is Jenny and I will be writing about the beautiful change in colors I see while I am out and about on my adventures with Wolf Creek Utah. I know this isn't fall colors, but during the spring, while my husband and I were headed through North Fork Park, I noticed how beautiful the contrast in the colors of the red and green were up against the higher elevation of Ben Lomond with the white snow! This picture is during May-my husband and I hiked half way up to Ben Lomond enjoying the spring run off, then switched to our split boards and skins making the rest of the way up the snow. The picture doesn't justify the pretty contrast in colors, but it gives you a bit of an idea.

That is all I have to add now, but trust me, soon enough I will be in the park again to keep you updated on more of the changes.