Earlier this week, Miners Trail in Emigration Canyon was bursting with blooms.
The highlight, without question, was the aroma wafting from sprays of purshia that fill the sunny, south-facing slopes early in the trail.
Sniff for spices and honey and follow your nose to the cream-colored flowers.
Then keep your eyes peeled for the sausage-shaped clusters of white flowers bouncing from the chokecherry branches.
Also in bloom: serviceberry, larkspur, sweetpea, sweet vetch, some bluebells near the trailhead, and of course the cheerful slopes of balsamroot.
— Erin Alberty
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