Posts tagged: Alta

Albion Basin and Devil’s Castle

The last of the summer wild flowers in Albion Basin, above Alta, Utah:


Devil’s Castle is the rugged mountain behind you in the opening view in this panorama.

Thanks for viewing!



Autumn Aspens in Alta, Utah

Near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, just above Snowbird, lies the town and ski resort of Alta.  This panorama features a view of some distant ski runs, as well as the area’s taller residents:

Aspens at Alta, Utah

So there you have it, things that begin with “A”.


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