Posts tagged “Lake Desolation

Pink Skyrockets?

I was visiting with Montucky at Montana Outdoors and noted that I had some images that were similar to his recently posted photographs of Skyrockets.  I thought I remembered seeing some in white and pink, but could only find these in pink.  They look like they could be the same flowers, but maybe they’re not….  If I’m not mistaken, the white flowers in this photo are Leafy Jacob’s Ladder.

I made this photograph in July of last year during a hike to Lake Desolation in Big Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains just south and east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Pink Skyrockets and Leafy Jacob's Ladder


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flashback to summer

Wasatch Mountain Wildflowers on Great Western Trail


Lake Desolation from above….

You saw the mountainside flower garden just below the other side of the ridge here…and the image below is what you can see when you look down the ridge in the opposite direction.  From approximately 9,600 feet in elevation, you can see out through Millcreek Canyon, clear across the Salt Lake Valley, and visualize the open pit mine on the eastern face of the Oquirrh Mountains…the western geographical boundary of the Valley….

Lake Desolation from above


mountainside flower garden

On top of the world, so to speak, is where I found this natural garden…that is the crest or ridge-line along the top of a chain of mountains…and the flowers grow in profusion on the east-facing down-slope.  If you’d like to know where this is, exactly, go back to the map that I posted recently, find the yellow and pink pins toward the top of the map, follow the arcing white ridge down and to the left of the yellow pin until you come to the next pink pin….these flowers are literally right above that pink pin on the white ridge…or just down the other side, precisely.

Mountainside flower garden