June 07, 2019

Wasatch Wildflower Hike with Professor Bill Gray

Purchase tickets today for our Wasatch Wildflower Walk with Bill Gray! We’re offering the chance to explore some of our prime wildflower places again this year: two trips with a maximum of 10 participants each.

Join fellow Save Our Canyons supporters on a Wasatch Wildflower Walk with Bill Gray. We’re offering the chance to explore some of our prime wildflower places again this year: two trips with a maximum of 10 participants each. Make a donation of $30 per person to Save Our Canyons and reserve your spots. Lots of moisture promise an excellent year for flowers, but makes it hard to predict the best dates. All proceeds benefit Save Our Canyons. 

Easier Hike: Tues. July 2 at 8:30 a.m raincheck Tues. July 9 (tentative)

Location: Brighton: Silver Lake to Lake Solitude. A gentle stroll around Silver Lake should find some very nice wetland plants. Then we head towards Lake Solitude through shaded forest, and finally into open meadows. There is usually a good variety of flowers. If you want a really gentle walk skip the latter part and just do Silver Lake.

Group meet up: Look for the Save Our Canyons banner in the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park n Ride lot at 8:30 am (map

Harder Hike: Thurs. July 11 at 8:30 a.m. raincheck Tues. July 16 (tentative)

Hike Location: Brighton to Lake Catherine. This has some significant up and a more uneven trail that winds through varying habitats. Expect to see a wider array of flowers with a beautiful lake as our lunch destination. 

Group meet up: Look for the Save Our Canyons banner in the Big Cottonwood Canyon Park n Ride lot at 8:30 am (map)

Brief Bio. Bill Gray taught Biology at the U for nearly 30 years and took up botany as a hobby when he retired about 20 years ago. Since then he has traveled extensively in Utah and the West, photographing and cataloguing our native plants. This has resulted in published wildflower guides for Southeast Utah, the Northern Rocky Mountains, and our local Wasatch. He is a past President of Utah Native Plant Society (UNPS), and has led numerous flower walks in the local mountains for SOC, UNPS, Audubon, and other groups. Trip participants will receive a free color guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers of the upper canyons.