Monday, June 2, 2014

Kolob Road - Utah

Back in April when I was coming down from Canada I thought I'd check out Kolob Rd on the west side of Zion National Park. I arrived late in the day and was lucky enough to find the last campspot up a small ravine. It started raining soon after dark and continued through the night.

The cactus were blooming and there were other signs of Spring.









In the morning I tried ascending the hill but the snow was thick on the road.





Off the pavement all was gumbo. I found a shoulder that enabled me to keep an eye on the valley below and....





above.






Around 2:00 p.m. I tried again. It had lifted some and I think I attained the crest, but the snow was coming down so hard I turned tail. The photo below was taken several hundred feet lower in elevation. 





I camped somewhere near Bluff.

4 comments:

jozien said...

i love it all, snow and all, thank you for looking at flowers :)

jozien said...

The first one looks like a douglasia, it's bigger then mine. it is in the primrose family i suspect.

jozien said...

It is a phlox.
Is the cactus a prickly pear
i wish i was there :)

MFH said...

Thank you for identifying the phlox. Yes, it is a prickly pear....at least I THINK so. When are you coming to visit?!!!