Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mt. Van Cott and Pyramid Peak, Spring 2016:

Mt. Van Cott, May 3, 2016

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Evening Primrose

Longleaf Phlox

Mt. Van Cott, May 11, 2016

Blue sky and Arrowleaf Balsamroot.

Gobbler's Knob (open face, leftish), Mt. Raymond (pointy, treed peak mid-right), Wildcat Ridge (far right) with Red Butte ridge line in the foreground.

Mt. Olympus (left) with Thunder Mountain peeking over Oly's shoulder through the clouds and the open bowl in the middle is upper Bells Canyon with Lone Peak looming above. 

Arrowleaf Balsamroot on the summit of Mt. Van Cott, with Red Butte Peak, Mt. Wire (far left) and the Central Wasatch beyond.

Pyramid Peak (Cave Peak), May 15, 2016

Pyramid Peak, or Cave Peak if you believe the USGS top maps. I grew up listening to my Dad and older brothers and all their friends call it Pyramid Peak, presumably for the shape, so Pyramid it is. 

Indian Paintbrush on the summit of Pyramid Peak.

On a misty mountain run, this is the view from Pyramid Peak towards Bountiful Ridge, where I've largely spent my whole ski career (career?) skiing untouched powder. Hard the believe I skied it just three weeks earlier.

I've got a fever for Arrowleaf Balsamroot.

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