This is the time of year when I used to love to hike up to the Alpine meadows outside Salt Lake City in the Wasatch. It wasn’t so isolated as this, and there weren’t any elk that I know of, but the little lakes were so pretty, and there always was an abundance of flowers. All the layers here are so nice – flowers, foothills, peaks, clouds. It’s a beautiful place.
This is the time for the mountains. The abundance there is awesome this time of year. I would love to spend some time in the Wasatch mountains too. I’ve seen them only from a distance. I also loved the Sonoran desert in winter. Wish I could live in both worlds.
Thanks for the visit! There are not all that many keeping blogs in this area I don’t think. I’ll add you to the blogs I follow.
I live in the Plains area, about 80 miles NW of Missoula. There is a lot of good hiking out this way.
There is a woman who lives up in the Kalispell area who produces a very excellent blog too that you might enjoy: Spirithelpers.
That photo could have been taken from where i live … The flowers, Cahamerion Angustifolium or Fireweed is a common flower here from this time of year and until autumn …
Just love your beautiful landscape ! // Maria