Bohs, Lynn .
Catherine Pass Wildflower Hike.
This is an easy hike with some moderate elevation gain (800 feet). The trailhead elevation is at 10,220 feet and the round trip distance to Catherine Pass from Albion Basin and back is 2.1 mi. We will take it easy with plenty of time for botanizing, bird watching, and photography. This is one of the most beautiful spots in the Wasatch Mountains to see wildflowers. With luck, we may even see moose. If participants are feeling spunky, we can extend the hike to Sunset Peak or over Catherine Pass to the Twin Lakes area of Big Cottonwood Canyon, or we can amble through other parts of the beautiful Albion Basin. We will leave after lunch, spend about 3.5 hours on the trail, and return to Snowbird in time for happy hour.
Sturdy shoes are preferred, but the trail is mostly easy going. A hand lens is needed for botanizing; binoculars and photography equipment is optional. The trip leader will bring the Wasatch flora for keying plants. No collecting is allowed on this trip or in Albion Basin.
Includes transportation, snack and water
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1 - University of Utah, Department of Biology, 257 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112, USA
Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Session: FT- 06
Location: Entrance/Cliff Lodge
Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM
Number: FT- 06001