Sunday, August 2, 2015

Albion Basin, Utah


Albion Basin

The WORST kept secret in Utah.  Albion Basion is a small but beautiful area, and an easy hike up in the mountains near Salt Lake City.  It is above Alta and Snowbird ski resorts.  Around this time of year, it is a mass of beautiful wildflowers and not only does it attract many local people to enjoy the beauty, but photographers from all over the world.  It also draws local wedding and portrait photographers and families who want to take pictures for their Christmas cards, etc.  Many of these people, trample the flowers with people, chairs, picnic blankets, voluminous wedding dresses and large wedding parties.  Really sad.  I think the landscape and nature photographers are much more respectful than the general public who often are only thinking about getting their photo and not worrying too much about ruining the beauty for those who come after.  Yesterday was near the end of the wildflower season but there were still hordes of people.  Sadly, most of the wildflower fields looked kind of sad.

13 comments:

Barb said...

I like seeing what is blooming in UT just now. Our wildflowers are peaking - soon the temps will plummet, and we'll have frost. Too soon!

eileeninmd said...

Your images are lovely and the wildflowers are beautiful. What a gorgeous scene and place for a hike!

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, what absolutley wonderful images! It's a shame that a lot of wonderful places are kept secret because of this very reason. Glad you were able to make the most of this gorgeous area!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Your images are really beautiful, Karen.
I too see the disrespect for nature and all its beauty, it saddens me greatly.

Michelle said...

What gorgeous colors in this area!

janc@mac.com said...

So, so beautiful!

Linda W. said...

Oh how beautiful! Too bad people don't show more respect for the flower fields. But they don't here in the PNW either - I actually saw people picking the wildflowers when they were in full bloom.

Felicia said...

It truly is a beautiful spot. too bad people don't have more respect

kristeen said...

I've heard of this place but I've yet to go...
beautiful shot..

Hugs

ADRIAN said...

I'm afraid it is much the same the world over. People come to a place to admire it's beauty and then destroy it. Walk a mile from the path or carpark and it will be much better. Like the second shot.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love seeing what wildflowers are in other parts of the world and these shots are very beautiful

diane b said...

It looks a beautiful place. Sad about the thoughtless people.

Stephanie said...

You captured some beautiful shots, gorgeous flowers. Yes it is sad about the thoughtless folks who ruin it for other people.