Monday, June 19, 2017
Willow Heights, Big Cottonwood Canyon- 6.18.2017
Finally, after what seemed like forever, the snow is melting out. I took a chance on a recon mission up to Willow Heights to see how things are doing in the alpine. It was a pleasant walk in on the trail. The heat was for sure letting me know it was there. The bluebells on the way in are blooming larger than I have ever seen them. After a nice push to the upper meadow I stood at the edge of Willow Heights lake. Did I mention bluebells everywhere? I decided to make a nice loop up above the lake to see how squishy things were since the snow had just melted out. There were a couple of spots that were really muddy, but for the most part it was dry trail. For how busy the canyon was it was rather quiet up here. After circumnavigating the basin, I pulled up an aspen log and took in some shade for a bit. It was really nice to be in the quiet and hear the birds sing. The hike out was just wonderful and the color from the wildflowers was popping. Its great to be back on the dirt path. Enjoy the pics, more adventures to come!