Albion Basin

Earlier this year I had placed Albion Basin on my list of spots to photograph but since then had completely forgotten about it until  Barbara H. mentioned it on our Facebook page.  I took an opportunity to go there a few days ago and captured this on my hike up:

Albion Basin Storm
As I continued up the trail and rounded a large rock outcrop I was greeted (startled actually) by a large moose barely 50 ft away.  We both froze.  I briefly contemplated a career as some sort of wildlife panoramic photographer, but seeing this creature 10 times my weight, the career seemed quite short, and I eased my way back behind the rock.  With the path forward blocked, I hiked back down, and as I reached the point of the first image the sky had cleared very nicely, and the result was this:

Albion Basin above Alta, Utah

Enjoy!   –  Martin van Hemert

11 thoughts on “Albion Basin”

  1. WHO EVER DID THIS PICTURE, I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT IT IS BREATHTAKINGLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING IT WITH ALL OF US ON FACEBOOK!!!!!!!

  2. awesome,magnificent,wonderful are some of the words that come to mind.

  3. Brings back memories of the Magnificent Mountains in Utah, endless summer camping in the Uintas – I am “home-sick” for the beauty of the place – my adopted State of Utah. I’ve since came home to live in the Islands – go figure!

    Thanks for stirring my memory and ripping my heart out w/ your panoramas – that was Awesome!

  4. Hi Dray,

    Thank you for your note, I’m grateful that this brings back good memories. Enjoy the islands, there will be times this winter when I will want to be there! – Martin

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