The trailhead is accessed at the bottom of the S-curve in Big Cottonwood Canyon.The trail itself was moderately difficult. It starts out pretty steep right out of the parking lot, but levels off here and there along the route. Being alone, I had a lot of time to think and take whatever pics I wanted. The sky was overcast so I didn't quite get the contrast in my photos that I would like, but it was still a lot of fun trying to get good shots. When I'm hiking--especially alone--I mess around with my camera a lot as you'll see from the pics below.
I got up to the bowl just before 11:00, sat down and ate my lunch, and looked at the Beautiful scenery. I had been surprised at how little snow was on the trail below, but I was not surprised at all at how much snow still remained on the peaks. I was halfway tempted to hike through it over to where the stream was cascading down, just to see if I could get some good shots, but I had told my wife that I would be home by three and I had a stop or two to make along the way home so I decided against that idea. I took some pics, then headed back down.
|My wife said if I wasn't home by three, I'd be sleeping on the|
couch. I was happy to.
|A glimpse of the Oquirrhs across the valley.|
|Broads Fork, like all the local streams, is a raging torrent.|
|The upper portion of the trail is extremely Beautiful.|
From this point a trail forked to the right. I suppose it went
further up, but vanished beneath the snow.
|No selfie stick needed!|
|The ant crawled up just as I took the shot.|
|Flowers just beginning to appear. The key is for size comparison.|
|This is my favorite shot of this particular trip.|