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Wildflowers peaking in Utah’s Albion Basin

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Parking is iffy right now in Albion Basin. On Wednesday morning, I had to lurk at the trailhead for about 10 minutes before a hiker returned and opened a spot. At least a dozen other cars were driving around the Cecret Lake trailhead and campground in hopes of a spot. If you go during the weekend, I strongly recommend taking the Albion Basin shuttle from Alta town.

I use two print guides for wildflower identification: The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation’s Wildflower Guide and Utah Wildflowers by Richard J. Shaw.

If I can’t find a flower in my books, I take pictures and try to find them online. Here are some helpful guides:

Utah Wildflowers

Wild Utah Plants

Wasatch Audubon


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­ — Erin Albery

Twitter: @Utahhikes

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